The Super Eagles camp for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe will now open on Wednesday in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state. CONTINUE READING>>>>>
The camp was initially expected to open on Monday but it was shifted to Wednesday after several players invited to the match played for their various clubs in Europe.
The invited players are expected to start arriving in the country as from Monday evening.
Blueprint Sport can report that already the team technical crew and back room officials are already on ground in Uyo to welcome the players to camp.
The team gaffer, Jose Peseiro who just renewed his contract on short term basis with the mandate to take the Super Eagles to AFCON semis next year with agreement to accept pay cut is also in Uyo with some Nigeria Football Federation technical staff.
The list of 23 invited players was made public by the NFF on Sunday with the likes of Victor Osimhen topping the 23-man list.
Others include, midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium); Joe Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England)
Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Gift Orban (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Boniface (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany) to mentioned a few.
Conspicuously missing on the list is Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi with the duo nursing various degrees of injuries.
Nigeria, on 12 points from their previous five matches, are already guaranteed a place in the finals, but must earn at least a point to be sure of topping the group ahead of second-placed Guinea Bissau, who are on 10 points and play at home to Sierra Leone in Bissau while the newly appointed Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh has urged the team to go for outfight victory.
The game is slated for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on Sunday, September 10.
The Super Eagles, on 12 points from their previous five matches, are already guaranteed a place in the finals but must earn at least a point to be sure of topping the group ahead of second-placed Guinea Bissau, who are on 10 points and play at home to Sierra Leone in Bissau.
Super Eagles defeated
Sao Tome and Principe by 10 goals to one in the first leg of the encounter.
The 2023 AFCON finals will be hosted by Cote d’Ivoire from January 13 to February 11 2024.…… Continue Your Reading