The pre-World Cup camp of Nigeria’s Super Eagles opened in Uyo on Monday as players hit the Ibom Meridian Hotel where the team is based.
Taking to Twitter Monday, the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF’s) announced that Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi was the latest player to hit the camp.
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) May 21, 2018
He joined Ogenyi Onazi, Elderson Echiejile, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Junior Lokosa, Ola Aina and Bursaspor of Turkey defender William Troost-Ekong as early arrivals to the camp.
The Arsenal star touched the Ibom International Airport around 12 p.m. aboard a plane from Lagos, accompanied by his father Chuka and was immediately driven off after completing airport formalities, Vanguard writes.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles had their first feel of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium turf at 5 p.m. ahead of the resumption of full training on Tuesday after they have been boosted by the arrival of other players expected in camp.
The three-time African champions are expected to take on the Leopards of Congo DR next Monday in Port Harcourt before proceeding to London, where they will play England in a prestige friendly at London’s Wembley Stadium on June 2.