No fewer than 20 players have arrived at the Super Eagles camp for the upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
This was disclosed by the team’s media officer, Babafemi Raji, who said the Eagles begin training today, Tuesday, March 23, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, ahead of the double clash against the Benin Republic and Lesotho on Saturday and Tuesday respectively.
Everton’s Alex Iwobi, arrived alongside Rangers duo, Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun who won the Scottish Premier League title.
The players in camp are the captain, Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Henry Onyekuru, Oghenekaro Etebo, Adekunle Adeleke, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Anayo Iwuala, John Noble, Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Tyrone Ebuehi, Maduka Okoye, Jamilu Collins, Francis Uzoho, Paul Onuachu and Zaidu Sanusi.
The Super Eagles confirmed the 20-man update on Tuesday morning via its verified Twitter handle.
“Update! 20 players now in camp. Musa, Troost-Ekong, Aina, Ajayi, Onyekuru, Etebor, Adeleke, Awaziem, Shehu, Iwuala, Noble, Iwobi, Balogun, Aribo, Ebuehi, Maduka, Collins, Onuachu, Uzoho,. Getting set for morning fitness session,” the tweet read.
The players are camped at the Eko Hotels and Suites and will begin training Tuesday (today) at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos ahead of the build-up to the crucial qualifiers.
Enyimba goalkeeper, John Noble, was on the initial 24-man list for both games but his teammate Anayo Iwuala and Abia Warriors’ center-back Adekunle Adeleke were handed invitations from the domestic league, following the withdrawals of some Europe-based players from the squad.
The Eagles currently top Group L with eight points from four games, though qualification is still open for all four teams in the group.
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