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2021 AFCON: UPDATE – Ndidi, Iwobi, Troost-Ekong, Iheanacho Five Others Arrive, 23 Players Now In Camp

2021 AFCON: UPDATE – Ndidi, Iwobi, Troost-Ekong, Iheanacho Five Others Arrive, 23 Players Now In Camp

Leicester City duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Alex Iwobi are among nine players who have arrived the Super Eagles Abuja camp for the 2021 AFCON.

Also currently in camp are the quartet of Ola Aina, Frank Onyeka, Semi Ajayi and Kelechi Nwakali.


The current arrivals means 23 players are now in camp ahead of the continental showpiece in Cameroon.

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Meanwhile, five players are still being expected to join the rest of the squad.

The players are Odion Ighalo, Jamilu Collins, Tyrone Ebuehi, Joseph Aribo and Samuel Chukwueze.

And according to the team’s media officer Babafemi Raji, hopefully the five players will be in camp today.

Super Eagles players currently in camp:


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


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)


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


Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); 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)

Five players expected:

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

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  • abdul 5 months ago

    Finally, we thank God.

  • Where is Kels

  • Ololo 5 months ago

    I don’t understand why Collins is not in the camp, or are their cups games in Germany, the second division of the German league has been on break before Christmas, while sanusi who played few days ago is already in the camp.. Aribo also I don’t understand his reasons

    • Rangers has already had an agreement with nff that aribo would be late

      • Baddest 5 months ago

        But the scottish league is on break presently, the old firm derby between celtic and rangers was suppose to be last sunday but was postponed, that is the major reason rangers asked the nff to reason with them, but since there are no fixtures in the scottish league until maybe month end, aribo ought to be in camp by now

  • Chuuzy 5 months ago

    The coach should advise them to shoot whenever they find themselves before the Egyptian 18 yard box. The Egyptians are likely to rush at us at the early exchanges but we should be able to calm them.

  • Michel 5 months ago

    Welcome guys and I wish you good luck,this is the time to support our team and not the time to criticize,I wish every invited player good luck,injury free and covid free.i also wish our strikers and wingers a good luck ,goals and assist will be thier portion. Amen

  • Those training of SE I watched on YouTube is nothing to write home about……..I just hope it’s warm up to shake off jet lag from the players……. No intensity no purpose no technicality no drills……..A couple of heavy players been led by a pot belly Yobo to jog round a pitch?…….To become champions we must train like champions…….their should be intensity and purpose in their work out…….it was only the goalkeepers drills that had intensity and purpose……..Nff should sort for a professional physical fitness coach not Yobo abeg.

    • EZOMO 5 months ago

      Common u watched less than q0 mins of training on YouTube nd u quakclky make ur conclusion do u know a training can later upto 1 hour 30mims nd u watched just 10 Mims on youtbe nd and jumped in to conclusion. Na WA oo

    • Abdul 5 months ago

      Lol ….this is a typical Nigerian attitude, criticizing what they know nothing about.

      • I know nothing but I also watch other countries train on YouTube and I can tell the difference even if it’s 10 minutes clip…….I see their intensity and fitness……I see their training gears and equipment…….I see their players wearing GPS trackers ontop of their shirts……. Anyone who demands for the best or rejects midiocrity is always call names in Nigeria…..names like CRITIC,REBEL, AGITATOR, OPPOSITION,and name it but that doesn’t change the truth and it must always be told.

        • EZOMO 5 months ago

          U are not demanding for the best neither ur criticism is objective, try and be rational at leaast for once, i met u for the first time and within 10 mins of chatting with u I conclude the kind of person u how is that possible ? U are simply not makimg sense here and as matter of fact u don’t even know the program of the coaches mind u series of trainings has been going on u only watched 10 Mims of trainings of just one day u came here to critizise common be fair at keast for once, it’s easier said than done I wonder if u even know more than the coaches that put them of the kjd of trainings they are doing , kind u I did not call u names OK

        • EZOMO 5 months ago

          In fact if u base ur assertions on 10 mins clip is not only laughable but also fallacious, nothing like truth in u3 assertions

    • In as much as u may be right with your observations. I however don’t think it is fair to access the entire training session based on the 10mins watched on YouTube. What u saw was what was covered by the cameraman and nothing more. Those other countries u’re referring to probably had a better cameraman with good post production crew who were able to identify a good sets of coverage to tell a better story.

      • Franny 5 months ago

        Is it fair then to say that Nigeria needs a better camera man to provide better coverage? That’s not too much to ask from your Nigeria? Lol

  • Obiweluozo 5 months ago

    I love that saying from @ Akp. It’s not reallyy criticism my dear Nigerians,It’s just passion being communicated by Akp.Akp more of that I know you are just been passionate.And the Super Eagels really need the support of people like you.

    • EZOMO 5 months ago

      If na passion no problem but making a judgment on a team with clip of 10 mins haba can I make a judgment of u with just 10 mins of talking to u?

  • Charles 5 months ago

    Samuel Chukwueze they Nigeria him just they go enjoy him self for night club if them no carry am go Nigerians go say why na good player but the boy believe say Nigeria coach no go do am anything na this type of thing cus problem when them okocha time players go just wake In to camp the same they of match all this rubbish need to stop now Samuel Chukwueze need to be dropped from the team so that the rest go no say Nigeria big pass any players

    • Danny 5 months ago

      Why are human beings like this?
      Samuel still played for Villarreal yesterday night. If he travels from Villarreal to Abuja,it will take like 11 hours. So he will just be entering the country if he left early this morning ( unless he left yesterday night).
      Which time he go get to go club?

  • This team is weak I we make round 2 we should just thank God. Nff have achieved thier aim they should clap for themselves after that thunder go fire all of them.

    • Marvelous 5 months ago

      It is the aim you too wanted. Don’t blame NFF and take yourself out of the blame. You guys pushed NFF into the mess. You and NFF are in this shit together so support them, like we support SE eagles no matter what.

  • Lovynson 5 months ago

    I must say here sincerely that with this crop of players if tactically and mentally approached on each of their game they will go further to winning d competition.let just pray that the coaching crew give in their best and the boys too knowing that the green white green and the name super eagles is not just a colour or name.I rest my case

  • @Ezomo we are both passionate fans but my passion is not blind……. Physical fitness is part and parcel of the game of which without it the tactics of the coaches can not be implemented by the players…….The players need to be at a higher level to interpret whatever the Coach wants on the pitch…….I want my team to win but seeing lapses in my team and overlooking it because of love is bad for my team……Keshi had a togolese physical fitness coach he worked with in 2013……Rhor had to employ his own German physical fitness coach he used when he worked for us……. Behind every great coach there is always a physical fitness coach who is working in the background to make sure the players are able to compete at a very high level…….. Presently we don’t have such in SE because Yobo is not one at Least from the clip I watched.

    • EZOMO 5 months ago

      I now get ur point I was just be skeptical about a 10 mins clip to make a conclusion whichever way I get u clearly now

  • Im looking forward to seeing a new style of play from the team. I mean with players like Osimhen out we are looking at a new striker leading the team. I would encourage the handlers of the team to play players who are goal threats and not just entertainers.
    In midfield we have nwakali joining the main team for the first time. If he can replicate his club form of last season for the team then the Super Eagles can play Aribo further up the field, next to the attackers where he can do more damage.
    The defence is an issue, without balogun but what can we do except hope that the players in camp can hold their own against Africa’s finest attackers.
    This is the chance foe Okoye to show he deserves the number one spot or else he should relinquish the position to uzoho.
    If the worst comes to the worst we can play a 3-5-2 formation. Put our two liveliest players up front and lock down the defence and midfield. Something that worked well when we played Argentina in a friendly. Looking forward to seeing the team in action.