AFCON 2024: ‘Super Eagles not at our best yet’- Nigeria forward chimes in

Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman is of the belief that their team has yet to achieve its peak performance at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024)

The Atalanta man emerged as the hero of the night when the Super Eagles faced off against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a Round of 16 fixture last Sunday.

Lookman scored a brace, securing Nigeria's progression to the quarter-finals while knocking Cameroon out of the tournament.

There has been a lot of positive talk about Jose Peseiro and his team's chances of winning their fourth AFCON title in Ivory Coast.

However, Lookman holds a different perspective.

Lookman reflects on the Super Eagles journey so far

As the Africa Cup of Nations progresses, the Nigerian team find themselves amidst both anticipation and determination.

Lookman, one of the squad's key players, reflects on their journey so far with a measured optimism. “

We've not reached our best yet,” he asserts, acknowledging the team's ongoing evolution.

With each match, there's a palpable sense of growth and improvement.

Lookman emphasised the collective effort, noting that “definitely, as a squad, we have gotten better as the competition has gone on.”

It's a sentiment echoed by many within the team, as they strive to build upon their successes and address their shortcomings. As they prepare for the challenges ahead.

Super Eagles defy doubts, surge ahead in AFCON 2024

Despite initial scepticism from many Nigerian fans regarding the Super Eagles' prospects in AFCON 2024, the team has gradually found their stride in the tournament.

Following a draw in their opening match against Equatorial Guinea, Peseiro's side began to show their true potential in the subsequent games.

A notable uptick in performance was witnessed in their clash against Ivory Coast, and their momentum continued as they secured victories against Guinea-Bissau and Cameroon in the Round of 16.

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Super Eagles to face in Angola in a quarter-final clash

The Super Eagles will play the Palancas Negras of Angola in a quarter-final clash at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny on Friday.

The Angolans are unbeaten in their last four games in the competition. They drew against Algeria and picked up wins against Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Namibia.

Ahead of their match against the Super Eagles, players of the Angolan team have received iPhones and cash gifts from corporate entities in their country.

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