Lagos - The chartered flight of the Super Eagles touched
down in Abuja on Wednesday morning without the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
The players and coaching crew were only seen putting on sad
faces to express their disappointments.
On arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport, the
foreign based players immediately connected flights returning to their clubs
ahead of weekend fixtures.
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It will be a second consecutive time Nigeria will not be
competing at the AFCON, a competition the West Africans won in 2013.
A 65th minute goal from Ramadan Sobhy did the magic for
Egypt after a 1-1 draw in the first leg played in Kaduna.
With this victory, Egypt is having a comfortable lead in
Group G with 7 points, while the Nigerian team is in distance second position
with 2 points.
Though Nigeria still has a game against Tanzania, the
outcome will have no effect on Nigeria’s chances to qualify for the Nations
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