Afcon 2019: Super Eagles Camp Bubbles with 18 Players

The camp of Nigeria’s Super Eagles has come very much alive in Victoria, Mahé Island in Seychelles following the arrival of six more players on Tuesday.

This brought the number of players at the team’s Savoy Hotel Resort and Spa to 18 as they get ready for the crucial clash against the Pirates of Seychelles weekend.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)’s spokesman, Ademola Olajire, by Tuesday morning, there were 12 players in all: Henry Onyekuru, Kenneth Omeruo, Francis Uzoho, Semi Ajayi, Samuel Kalu, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Chidozie Awaziem, Kelechi Nwakali, Bryan Idowu, Simeon Nwankwo and Joel Obi.

He said in the afternoon, Saudi Arabia -based Ahmed Musa, alongside Turkey –based Ogenyi Onazi, China -based Odion Ighalo, Germany –based Jamilu Collins and the England –based duo of Oghenekaro Etebo and Leon Balogun arrived camp and joined the team for lunch.

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa (from Nigeria) and Daniel Akpeyi (from South Africa) were being expected to arrive camp before dinner.

This means that Gernot Rohr and his technical crew can concentrate on the training sessions ahead of Saturday’s game despite the forced withdrawals (due to injury) of Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and William Troost-Ekong.

The Eagles must pick all three points against the Pirates on Saturday to put their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track following the 2-0 reverse against South Africa in Uyo on Matchday 1 in June 2017.

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