The Super Eagles returned to the Nigeria capital Abuja on Sunday morning to a riotous welcome from irate fans at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport.
The Eagles handled by Stephen Keshi on a stop-gap basis, were defeated 1-0 by Sudan’s Falcons of Jediane on Saturday to put their chances of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in jeopardy.
The team have now lost two games after three qualifying games and will miss the chance to defend the trophy they won in 2013 if they fail to win all their remaining games in the qualifying series while their group rivals drop points.
Completesportsnigeria.com scooped that soldiers stationed at the international airport had difficulty dispersing the crowd, moments after the Eagles arrived via a chattered Air Sudan flight.
The Eagles were unable to leave the airport as insults were directed to the team by visibly angry fans.
The team are expected to begin training on Monday morning ahead of the reverse fixture against the Sudanese on Wednesday.