19 Eagles Arrive Camp for AFCON Qualifiers, Begin Training

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh

No fewer than 19 Super Eagles players have resume training in camp ahead of African Cup of Nations Qualifiers and the remaining two 2021 AFCON qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Babafemi Raji, Nigeria National team’s media officer stated this noting that the players were already in camp last Monday, March 22, 2021.

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The players in camp are captain Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Henry Onyekuru, OghenekaroEtebo, Adekunle Adeleke, ChidozieAwaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, AnayoIwuala, John Noble, Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Tyrone Ebuehi, Maduka Okoye, Jamilu Collins, Francis Uzoho and Paul Onuachu.

‘Update! 18 players now in camp. Musa, Troost-Ekong, Aina, Ajayi, Onyekuru, Etebor, Adeleke, Awaziem, Shehu, Iwuala, Noble, Iwobi, Balogun, Aribo, Ebuehi, Maduka, Collins, Onuachu,’ Raji tweeted.

‘Update! Francis Uzoho has arrived,’ he said in another tweet.

The players who camped at the Eko Hotels and Suites, began training last Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, ahead of the build-up to their games billed for next week.

Fides learnt that Enyimba goal stopper, John Noble, was on the initial 24-man list for both games, but his teammate AnayoIwuala and Abia Warriors’ centre-back Adekunle Adeleke were handed invitations from the domestic league, following the withdrawals of some Europe-based players from the squad.

Also, the Eagles currently top Group L with eight points from four games.