Kalu Joins Eagles in Asaba Ahead of Departure to South Africa

Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu arrived the Super Eagles camp in Asaba on Wednesday to bring the number of players in the team’s camp to 23 ahead of their Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg.

Kalu missed the team’s first training session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba due to his late arrival in camp, but he was however part of the team’s training session on Wednesday which was behind closed doors.

The Bordeaux of France winger has been capped three times by Nigeria and has scored one goal – a stunner against Libya in Uyo last month.

Nigeria’s players and their officials will fly straight to Johannesburg on Thursday evening from Benin City airport aboard a chartered Max Air flight.

The Super Eagles are top of Group E in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers with nine points – one point ahead of South Africa, while Libya are on four points with basement side Seychelles on the lone point.

Gernot Rohr’s men need just a draw against the Bafana Bafana to return to AFCON finals after missing the last two editions of the tournament.

A win in Johannesburg however will see the Eagles win the group with one game to spare.

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