AFCON Qualifiers: Iwobi, Lookman Arrive at The Super Eagles Camp in Abuja

AFCON Qualifiers: Iwobi, Lookman Arrive at The Super Eagles Camp in Abuja

Ibitoye Shittu
March 20, 2023 at 12:29 PM
  • Super Eagles of Nigeria will tackle Guinea Bissau in a double header in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers
  • Players have started arriving at the Super Eagles camp in Abuja ahead of the first fixture at the MKO Abiola stadium
  • Pascal Patrick who is the coordinator for the Nigerian team disclosed that everything has been put in place for the players

Ten Super Eagles players have arrived at the Abuja camp ahead of the first leg of the two fixtures between Nigeria and Guinea Bissau in the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Nigeria who are three-time African champions will be at home to face Guinea Bissau in the first leg on March 24, at the MKO Abiola Stadium before traveling for the return leg three days later.

Going into this encounter, Jose Peseiro has explained that his players must be wary of their opponents, charging them to take the duel seriously.

Super Eagles, NFF, Iwobi, camp, Abuja
AFCON Qualifers: Iwobi, Lookman arrive Super Eagles camp in Abuja. Photo by Carlos Rodrigues
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Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is expected to lead the attack for the Super Eagles and fans will be looking forward to watching the strongman play for Nigeria.

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Players in Abuja camp

According to an update the Super Eagles made available on their Twitter page, Alex Iwobi, Ndidi, Aribo and Iheanacho are already in the camp.

The likes of Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Osimhen, Omeruo, Paul Onuachu and others are still expected to arrive the Super Eagles camp.

Sports Brief spoke with Super Eagles coordinator Pascal Patrick who confirmed that the NFF have made everything ready to make the players perform well.

Pascal Patrick's statement

''The players who have arrived all look good as we wait for others to come in so that full preparations for the two games can commence.
''NFF have made sure that everything are in place for the players to do well in the two games against Guinea Bissau.''

Finidi, Shorunmu leave Super Eagles camp

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Finidi George and Ike Shorunmu were told by the Nigerian Football Federation not to return to the Super Eagles camp ahead of the double-header against Guinea Bissau.

Players have been arriving at the camp in Abuja in recent days, with the likes of Francis Uzoho, Alex Iwobi, and Ademola Lookman already preparing while the coaching team awaits the rest of the team.

George has been an assistant to head coach, Jose Peseiro, since he took over from Augustine Eguavoen while Shorunmu has been working as a goalkeeping coach.

Interestingly, he is also the gaffer of Nigerian Professional Football League side, Enyimba.

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