Mikel Expected Today as Eagles Settle Down in Rabat
The Super Eagles settled down in Rabat, Morocco on Monday in preparation for Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification dead rubber against Algeria.
It’s a full house at a lively Eagles camp with almost all invited players present save for skipper John Obi Mikel who is expected to arrive from his China base today.
Head coach Gernot Rohr also announced replacements for injured pair Ogenyi Onazi and Simon Moses, with defender Kenneth Omeruo and Girona FC of Spain forward Olanrewaju Kayode taking their respective places.
The earliest players to camp are Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Agu and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who arrived in the Moroccan capital alongside the backroom staff on Sunday, Vanguard writes.
Monday saw the arrival of majority of the players including Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi.
The team is staying at the luxurious Golden Tulip Farah in Rabat, and will commence full training on Tuesday (Today).
Team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed that team captain Mikel John Obi, as well as goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi, are expected in Rabat later today.
The Eagles are scheduled to jet off to Constantine on Friday where they will take on the Fennecs at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui from 8.30pm Algeria time.
Nigeria won the first leg in Uyo 3-1 en route clinching the sole qualification spot from Group B, and have promised to take the tie seriously, with pride at stake.
On Saturday, the three-time African champions will fly aboard a chartered flight to Krasnodar, Russia for Tuesday’s international friendly against two-time World Cup winners, Argentina.