The Super Eagles of Nigeria are gearing up for their AFCON tournament clash against Equatorial Guinea on January 14th. En route to Ivory Coast, the team displayed a striking unity as players like Iwobi, Aribo, Calvin Bassey, and others showcased their style in traditional Nigerian attire. The Senator attire, a popular choice in Nigeria, received a modern twist with Ankara print, predominantly featuring white tops and trousers adorned with green flowery designs.
Grouped with Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and hosts Ivory Coast in Group A, Nigeria engaged in preparatory friendlies, securing a resounding 12-0 victory against a local Dubai club but succumbing 2-0 to Guinea.
Despite their spirited journey, Victor Boniface faced an unfortunate injury in camp, leading to his exclusion from the tournament. In his stead, Terem Moffi has stepped in. Notably, the coaching crew, led by Jose Peseiro, also embraced the cultural flair, joining the players in donning the vibrant local attire during their airport clearance, presenting a bright and stellar ensemble.
As the Super Eagles set their sights on the AFCON opener against Equatorial Guinea, the team’s collective display in traditional wear not only signifies a celebration of Nigerian culture but also underscores their camaraderie and commitment on the road to football excellence.
The fusion of modern style with traditional elements in their attire adds an extra layer of symbolism to their journey, reflecting the nation’s rich heritage.
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