All eyes are on the super eagles of Nigeria as they prepare for yet another AFCON event in Ivory Coast between January 13 – February 11 2024. In this guide, we will give you the details regarding the players, fixtures and expectations of the Nigeria AFCON team.
Nigeria – AFCON Team Details
The Nigeria AFCON team will be looking forward to winning the AFCON for the fourth record time after their most recent win with a lone goal from Sunday Mba in 2013. The team is known to be one of the most versatile in Africa with the attacking force of players like Victor Osihmen, Victor Boniface, Taiwo Awoniyi etc.
The team secured their qualification after scrambling a 3-2 victory against the stubborn Sierra Leone team at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex. All is now set for Jose Peseiro’s men to show their worth against the other 23 AFCON teams that will be involved in the competition.
Nigeria AFCON Betting Odds
As bettors in Kenya get ready for a unique AFCON betting experience, see the table below for AFCON betting odds.
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Nigeria AFCON 2024 Squad
The lingering question in the mind of many fans is if Nigeria’s football team is back to its glory days. While that’s yet to be seen, here is the expected from this AFCON 2024 team.
Nigeria AFCON 2024 Predictions
With this squad, the Nigeria AFCON team has all it takes to be crowned the winner. Here are a few popular predictions on the Nigerian team during the Africa Cup of Nations.
Contending for the Title
Nigeria won the AFCON in 1980, 1994 and 2013 and will likely emerge as a strong contender for the AFCON 2024 title. The current team are well positioned with no obvious weakness when compared with other AFCON contenders
This AFCON team Victors – Osimen and Boniface are currently one of the best strikers in the world and with other attackers like Chukwueze and Taiwo Awoniyi, the team has a potent attacking lineup that’s capable of scoring goals in crucial moments. The team’s ability to convert opportunities into goals could be a decisive factor in their success.
AFCON Best Player
This AFCON team is filled with young and exciting talents who can create magic at any time. It’s not impossible that a player like Victor Osimen who currently plays for the reigning Italian champions (NAPOLI) can win the tournament’s best player award.
Where Can I Watch Matches of Nigeria in Kenya?
In Kenya, you can watch matches of the Nigeria national football team through various platforms that offer live streaming services. Many of the nation’s top bookmarkers top betting sites such as 1xbet, 22bet, and GalSports will provide live streaming for their customers during the competition.
History of the Nigeria Team in AFCON
Nigeria is known as one of Africa’s footballing giants and a three-time champion of the Africa Cup of Nations. They won it in the year 1980, 1994 and 2013, and were runner-ups in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000.
Nigeria will be looking forward to bringing back the old glory days with the hope of winning the fourth AFCON in Ivory Coast.
Let’s proceed to answer some of the questions you might have regarding this AFCON team.
Rashidi Yekini is Nigeria’s all-time leading scorer with 37 goals. From the current team, the closest is Victor Osimen with 20 goals and is poised to one day to overtake Yekini.
Nigeria has been placed in Group A.
Predicting the outcome of a tournament like AFCON is challenging, but Nigeria often has a strong chance, given their history and talent.
The current manager of the Nigeria team is Jose Peseiro. On 15 May 2022, the 63-year-old Portuguese was appointed as the new head coach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.