Nigeria’s “Let’s Do It Again” Mantra Gears Up for Fourth AFCON Triumph in Cote d’Ivoire

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With their sights set firmly on a fourth Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in Cote d’Ivoire next year, the three-time champions, Nigeria, have rallied behind the spirited catchphrase, “Let’s Do It Again.”, MySportDab reports

This resounding battle cry was unanimously adopted before their final AFCON 2023 qualification match against Sao Tome and Principe’s Falcons and True Parrots in Uyo last month, marking a new era of determination and ambition.

The “Let’s Do It Again” proposition proved its worth, as the Eagles soared to a spectacular 6-0 victory, leaving no doubt about their commitment to the cause. Nigeria’s history in the AFCON is a testament to their potential, having clinched the title in 1980, 1994, and 2013.

Captain William Ekong revealed that the mantra has ignited confidence and motivation within the team, stating, We like the phrase because it gives us confidence and the go-go push. We have done it before, so we can do it again.

The team’s defensive rock, Kenneth Omeruo, echoed Ekong’s sentiments, emphasizing the squad’s ambition and unity. He noted, “We will go for the trophy in Cote d’Ivoire.” The blend of experienced heads and promising talents has raised expectations for an impressive campaign.

The “Let’s Do It Again” journey continues as the Super Eagles gear up for a friendly clash with Saudi Arabia at the Estadio Municipal de Portimão in Portugal.

It’s a rare encounter at the senior international level, with the only prior meeting occurring in a friendly match at the Alpenstadion, Wattens, Austria, on May 25, 2010, as part of preparations for the FIFA World Cup.

That encounter ended goalless, with the legendary Nwankwo Kanu captaining the Super Eagles and Jose Peseiro, now Nigeria’s head coach, at the helm of the Saudi Arabia team.

Following this exciting international clash, the Eagles will lock horns with the Mambas of Mozambique in another friendly encounter at the same venue. These friendlies serve as valuable warm-up matches before the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying battles against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in November.

Nigeria’s “Let’s Do It Again” mantra encapsulates the determination and commitment of a team that aims to add another glittering chapter to its storied AFCON history.

With the goal of securing their fourth title in Cote d’Ivoire, the Super Eagles are poised to deliver a compelling performance, fueled by ambition and the unwavering belief that they can indeed do it again.

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