2 Key Super Eagles Stars Missing As Team Lands In Morocco For AFCONQ Tough Clash

2 Key Super Eagles Stars Missing As Team Lands In Morocco For AFCONQ Tough Clash

  • A total of 25 Super Eagles players and a technical and administrative crew have landed in Agadir, Morocco for the AFCONQ against São Tomé
  • The team however travelled without William Troost-Ekong and Innocent Bonke who have returned to their respective bases in England and France to attend to injuries
  • Nigeria will be looking to make it two wins from two games when they face São Tomé and Principe who were thrashed 5-1 by Guinea-Bissau in their first game

The Super Eagles on Sunday morning, June 12, arrived Agadir, Morocco, ahead of Monday’s Group A 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against São Tomé and Principe.

No passenger stairs drama this time around as Super Eagles land in Morocco for AFCONQ against São Tomé
No passenger stairs drama this time around as Super Eagles land in Morocco for AFCON Qualifier against São Tomé. Photo by Pooja_Iam
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In a video clip posted on Instagram, players and officials can be seen disembarking from the Air Peace airline’s Embraer 195 E2 which has flown the team to a number of match venues.

Super Eagles landed in Morocco at 8.15 am Nigerian time

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According to a statement from NFF, the team touched down at the Aeroport Agadir Almarissa at exactly 8.15 am on Sunday, with a total of 25 players and a technical and administrative crew.

Nigeria’s delegation to Morocco was led by NFF 2nd Vice President, Mallam Shehu Dikko.

The delegation also included the General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, a number of board members, a couple of NFF Management and Staff, a few stakeholders and some media representatives.

Super Eagles travel without William Troost-Ekong and Innocent Bonke

However, the vice-captain of the team William Troost-Ekong and midfielder Innocent Bonke will play no part in this encounter as they have returned to their respective bases in England and France to attend to injuries.

The Super Eagles will go into their second Group A fixture on the back of a 2-1 win against Sierra Leone in Abuja on Thursday, June 9.

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Goals from Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen saw the Super Eagles come from a goal down to beat the Leone Stars.

For São Tomé and Principe, it was not the best of starts for them as they were thrashed 5-1 by Guinea-Bissau.

Drama As Super Eagles Players ‘Jump Off’ Plane After Landing in Kumasi Ahead of Showdown vs Ghana

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the last time the Super Eagles played an away game on African soil, there was drama the moment they landed in Kumasi ahead of their first-leg World Cup play-offs against the Black Stars of Ghana.

The Nigerian players hopped off the plane after their chartered Air Peace aircraft landed in Kumasi.

Upon their arrival at the host country, a make-shift ladder was spotted by the plane as the Super Eagles players managed to disembark.

The expression on the faces of most of the players was a mixture of fear and bewilderment which has sparked outcry back home in Nigeria.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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