“It Was Painful Not to Have Won”: Ola Aina Shares His AFCON Memories, Speaks about Losing the Final

“It Was Painful Not to Have Won”: Ola Aina Shares His AFCON Memories, Speaks about Losing the Final

  • Nigerian footballer Ola Aina has finally broken his silence as he opened up about the Super Eagles journey at the 2023 AFCON
  • The Nottingham Forest left-back stirred emotions with some AFCON memories he shared on his page
  • He also spoke about missing out on winning the AFCON trophy, which has eluded him and the core of the players currently in the Super Eagles

Super Eagles defender and one of Nigeria's standout performers at the 2023 AFCON, Ola Aina, has finally spoken about his experience in Cote d'Ivoire.

Ola Aina stirred emotions on social media as he shared memories, flicks and highlights of his performances at the 2023 African Cup of Nations.

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina recaps 2023 AFCON memories
Super Eagles star Ola Aina shares a recap of his 2023 AFCON memories. The clips stir emotions. Photo credit: @olaaina
Source: Instagram

The Nottingham Forest defender noted in the caption of the video he shared on his page that it was great to have participated in the competition.

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He also shared that it was sad and painful to have lost in the final after so many fantastic performances.

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"We will be back" - Ola Aina promises

The Super Eagles defender spoke about the AFCON consistently eluding Nigeria over the last three attempts.

However, he was optimistic that he and the current Super Eagles players would win it soon.

Ola Aina was one of the Super Eagles players who was picked as one of the players of the tournament.

He was named the best left-back at the tournament and part of the competition's best players, along with William Troost-Ekong.

Ekong was the captain of the Super Eagles throughout the tournament and was named the Best Player of the Competition.

See the memories shared by Ola Aina

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Here's another clip posted by Ola Aina:

Netizens react to Ola Aina's recap

Here are some of the comments that trailed Ola Aina's 2023 AFCON recap:


"You gave it your all. No worry your time will come LuLu."


"Your destiny can be delayed but never denied ‍♂️ soon bro very soon."


"You made us all proud my boy."




"Ehn…eyan MARCELO."


"I'm deeping you should of got like 22 assists."


"We surely will."


"You look like that cat when you take a shot with your left bro."


"Odogwu you bad, e fin le fun Aina."

Napoli fans storm Cote d'Ivoire to support Osimhen

In other entertainment reports, Legit.ng recalls reporting a clip of Napoli fans and Victor Osimhen in Ivory Coast.

The fans were said to have travelled to Cote d'Ivoire to support Osimhen, who is their club's top striker.

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In a video shared on X, Osimhen shook hands happily with the fans, who were equally excited to be with him.

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