Players and officials of the Super Eagles will depart Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for Abuja on Monday (12 February) afternoon.
According to the team’s media officer, Babafemi Raji, the team will leave the Pullman Hotel to the airport at 1pm.
Then they will depart Abidjan for Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at 2.45pm
The Eagles lost 2-1 to hosts Côte d’Ivoire in Sunday’s final in Abidjan.
William Troost-Ekong had given the Eagles a first half lead but goals from Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller earned the Ivorians the win.
It was a remarkable end to the tournament for Côte d’Ivoire who were on the verge of elimination after losing two of their three Group A games.
Luckily for, them they qualified for the knockout round after finishing as one of the third best placed teams.
After finishing second behind Equatorial Guinea, Jose Peseiro’s men defeated the likes of Cameroon, Angola and South Africa to reach the final.
Troost-Ekong was named Player of the Tournament while South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams and Equatorial Guinea’s Emilio Nsue won the Best Goalkeeper and Top scorer awards respectively.
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