It was a sweet homecoming for the national senior male soccer team, the Super Eagles, as they soared back to Lagos in spectacular fashion after a two-decade absence.
The goal was to secure a place in Cameroon for the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The target was to thrash both the Squirrels (from Benin Republic) and the Crocodiles (from Lesotho) in the critical AFCON qualifying matches for 2021.
Many soccer fans were excited when word got out that the Super Eagles were coming to town, and this is largely because the team had not played in Lagos in over 20 years prior to this. One can imagine the excitement of the people on learning that the Eagles had returned to their favorite hunting ground.
Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, was understandably at the forefront of the preparations and attempts to make the Super Eagles’ return to Nigeria a memorable one.
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