AFCON 2019 Qaulifier: Super Eagles camp open in Uyo


Super Eagles camp officially opens Monday, in Uyo, ahead of the double header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya, according to the NFF.  

The technical team led by Coach Genort Rohr had earlier released a 24-man list for the games, handing a recall to Watford Striker Isaac Success just as Samuel Kalu and Henry Onyekuru kept their places following impressive displays against Seychelles in September.  

Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi is also making a return to the team after being sidelined the last time against Seychelles while captain Mikel Obi remains absent. 

Close sources reveal that Leicester City duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, as well as Udinese defender, William Troost-Ekong are expected to lead at least 13 other players to Akwa Ibom state capital on Monday. 

Watford striker, Isaac Success is already in Uyo while Hapoel Beer Sheva of Israel midfielder, John Ogu who helped his side end their winless streak in the Israeli league on Saturday with a 4-1 win at home to Maccabi Petach Tikva will also hit camp on Monday. 

Also expected in Super Eagles’ camp today are Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Shehu Abdullahi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Henry Onyekuru, Semi Ajayi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Ola Aina.

Odion Ighalo, Ogenyi Onazi, Brian Idowu, Jamilu Collins, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Kalu, Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi are expected to arrive before the team’s first training session on Tuesday. 

According to the schedule released by the team’s media handlers, the training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday would be open while the match Press Conference will hold on Thursday. 

Nigeria takes on Libya on Saturday before the reverse fixture in Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday October 16.

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