The Bees have been happy to look at the Nigeria worldwide take his place within the Tremendous Eagles beginning lineup within the competitors’s title decider
Frank Onyeka has entered Brentford’s report books after that includes for Nigeria within the remaining of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, Soccernet.ng experiences.
Onyeka was within the Tremendous Eagles’ beginning lineup as Nigeria battled Cote d’Ivoire for the most important prize in African soccer contained in the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan.
Premier League membership Brentford have revealed that in so doing, Frank Onyeka turns into the primary participant within the membership’s historical past to function in a serious match remaining.
Nigeria misplaced the match 2-1 regardless of taking the lead by means of a incredible William Troost-Ekong header within the first half.
Cote d’Ivoire fought again brilliantly, courtesy of objectives from Frank Kessie and Sebastien Haller to choose up the nation’s third AFCON trophy.
Nigeria additionally stay on three continental honours, having now earned 5 runners-up medals. The Eagles misplaced three AFCON finals to Cameroon (1984, 1988, and 2000) and one to Algeria (1990) earlier than succumbing to Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday.
With the conclusion of the AFCON, Onyeka will look to return to Brentford in prime form.
Whereas Onyeka was away with Nigeria, Brentford received solely two of six video games in all competitions.
Brentford will play Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis inside the subsequent eight days.