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Super Eagles arrive in Nigeria after Ghana and Mali friendly games

The Super Eagles contingent, who participated in friendly matches against Ghana and Mali in Marrakech, Morocco, have returned to Nigeria.

Officials, including interim Head Coach Finidi George and other technical and administrative staff, arrived in Nigeria from Casablanca aboard a Royal Air Maroc flight to Lagos on Wednesday night, with most of the players absent having returned to Europe from Morocco.

Reflecting on the unexpected loss to the AFCON semi-finalists, defender and on-field captain Kenneth Omeruo assured that the players are determined to give their all for maximum points when they regroup for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June.

“We went into the match against Mali determined to win, just as we did against Ghana. In the end, they took their chances and we failed to take ours. That’s football. You just have to take the chances that come your way.

“June is only a few weeks away. We are focused on the matches against South Africa and the Benin Republic. Many players in the group have not played at the World Cup before and they see this as the big opportunity to be there. We cannot afford to let ourselves and the nation down.”

Goals by El Bilal Toure and Kamouri Doumbia, one in each half, punctured the Super Eagles’ confidence following Friday evening’s uplifting 2-1 defeat of arch-rivals Ghana at the same venue.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to register a shot on goal on Tuesday night in Marrakech despite playing the ball around beautifully only to falter at the third half of the pitch.

Nigeria takes on South Africa in Uyo and then confronts Benin Republic away from home in the international window of 3-11 June, in Matchdays 3 and 4 of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

READ ALSO: I wish Nigeria did not lose to Mali – Finidi George

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