The Super Eagles camp in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital is bubbling with life as players continue to troop in ahead of the crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya.
Stand-in skipper Ahmed Musa led 21 other invited players in camp Tuesday as the Eagles turn up early for Saturday’s cracker.
The arrivals enabled Coach Gernot Rohr to organize a full training session yesterday evening, as the three-time African champions prepare to go for the kill against the Group E pace-setters.
Goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi, as well as defenders William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Jamilu Collins, Abdullahi Shehu, Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo are among those at the Ibom Meridien Hotels and Resort.
There are also midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Samuel Kalu, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu and Oghenekaro Etebo, and forwards Isaac Success, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Henry Onyekuru and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Only Russia-based wing back Bryan Idowu and China-based forward Odion Ighalo are being expected today.
Libya top Group E with four points (from their defeat of Seychelles and draw with Libya), while South Africa (winner over Nigeria before they drew with Libya) are second and Nigeria lie a point behind in third
The Libyan Football Federation confirmed on Monday that a 54-man delegation comprising players, technical crew, backroom staff and LFF officials will fly into Ibom International Airport, Uyo aboard a chartered aircraft tomorrow.
Match officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the referee assessor from Mali and the security officer from South Africa, will arrive in Nigeria tomorrow and then fly to Uyo on Friday morning.
The Eagles will take on Libya at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo Saturday evening before the return leg in Algeria two days later.