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AFCON: Eagles Battle Ready, 23 Players In Camp, 5 Expected

Ahead of the African football showpiece holding in Cameroon, the African Cup Of Nations, (AFCON), a total of 23 Super Eagles players have arrived at the camp of the Super Eagles in Abuja. The team is putting finishing touches to their strategizing before they jet out of the country on Wednesday, even as three of…”
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January 4, 2022 5:20 pm

Ahead of the African football showpiece holding in Cameroon, the African Cup Of Nations, (AFCON), a total of 23 Super Eagles players have arrived at the camp of the Super Eagles in Abuja.

The team is putting finishing touches to their strategizing before they jet out of the country on Wednesday, even as three of the four players who replaced members of the squad from the first list are already in camp.
Nigeria’s first game is against Egypt next Tuesday at the Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua

Players already in camp Tuesday afternoon are:

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic)

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain).

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa).

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

Those still expected include:
Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Tyrone Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain) and Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

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