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AFCON 2023: 17 S/Eagles Players Arrive Camp, To Hold First Training Wednesday Evening

AFCON 2023: 17 S/Eagles Players Arrive Camp, To Hold First Training Wednesday Evening

A total of 17 players have arrived the Super Eagles Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) training camp ahead of preparations for the AFCON 2023.

The arrival of the players was revealed on the Super Eagles X handle on Wednesday morning.

The 17 players already in camp are Ahmed Musa,
Kenneth ⁠Omeruo, Moses Simon, Olorunleke ⁠Ojo, Alex Iwobi, Semi Ajayi, Ola Aina, Calvin Bassey, Ademola Lookman and Joe ⁠Aribo.

Others are Frank ⁠Onyeka, Bruno Onyemaechi, Chidozie ⁠Awaziem, ⁠Zaidu Sanusi, Victor ⁠Boniface, Raphael Onyedika and Bright ⁠Osayi-Samuel.

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The likes of Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, William Troost-Ekong, Francis Uzoho are yet to arrive.

Unfortunately, Wilfred Ndidi will not be part of the Super Eagles squad due to injury and has been replaced by Alhassan Yusuf.

Also, there are reports that Kelechi Iheanacho could miss out because of injury and Terem Moffi has been touted as his replacement.

Meanwhile, the team’s first training will commence on Wednesday evening.

The AFCON 2023 will commence on 13 January and end on 11 February, 2024.

The Eagles will face Equatorial Guinea in their first Group A game on January 14.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 23
  • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

    Awesome! 17 players on the first day of training camp is encouraging. 10 straight days of training and conditioning will surely allow us to fully access the team properly. A massive opportunity for Raphael Onyedika and Alhassan Yusuf to showcase their talents. 

    I’m glad for the opportunity to see this team in a tournament atmosphere to see how they can defend our hallowed green and white. VAMOS ARRIBBA SUPEREAGLES!!! Fly like an eagle into the future. 

    Ẹyin digbolug! I still Dey do push up ni o. Make una gbaradi. I hope una prayers that we should crash out in the group stage favors una or else vawulence extravaganza. 

    • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

      You have started acting naive again if I say something you’ll start exhibiting ignorance because what is special in 17 players reporting to camp just 11days to their first group match. When Ghana who has their match later than us having 24 players in Camp as at yesterday or is it not Namibia and a host of other nations having full house in their camps. But Nigeria who plays the second tournament match still gasping to get 8 more team players and you call it impressive. Clap for yourself.

      • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

        Oga go buy Ghana and Namibia jerseys and show dem your full support during the tournament in peace after all na dia refugee you be. Some of our players still played for their clubs up until yesterday. If your brain is actually working properly you need 11 players and 5 subs in a given match. Leave our SuperEagles alone focus on Ghana and Namibia Ọmọ Ẹru. Who beg you not to talk your mind? You sef know me na. I clap bag for you Ọsinwin. 

    • No excuse on why the other players are not with the team. Especially Osimhen em de lagos de party since he seems to forget that it takes one football mistake before naija fans to cancel you. He’s the Current African football king and should lead by example.

  • MONKEY POST 6 months ago

    Imagine uzoho that should be in camp before it even opens so he can start correcting his basket keeping skills is still not in camp…smh ..

    Oh my country naija!!!

  • TALK UR OWN 6 months ago

    IF PASEIRO REFUSE TO REPLACE INJURED NDIDI & IHEANACHO, HE WILL NOT SUCCEED, NFF WILL NOT SUCCEED, NIGERIA WILL NOT SUCCEED IN AFCON. THE BOTH SHOULD BE REPLACE. WE DON’T NEED THEIR EXPERIENCE, LEADERSHIP AS EXCUSE WE NORMALLY POINTED OUT.. AFTER ALL, BENZEMA, AGUERO GOT INJURED BEFORE WORLD CUP AND THEY WERE REPLACED. AND THEIR TEAMS DID WELL TREMENDOUSLY WITHOUT MISS THEIR MENTORSHIP, LEADERSHIP OR EXPERIENCE..
    EVEN IN GHANA, THOMAS PARTEY WAS DROPPED INSPITE OF HIS EXPERIENCE, LEADERSHIP & CAPTAINSHIP..
    NDIDI & IHEANACHO SHOULD BE DROPPED IMMEDIATELY. PASEIRO SHOULD REPLACE THEM WITH FIT PLAYER LIKE ALHASSAN/NWAKALI AND DESSERS/MOFFI/AKPOM

  • I look to see Raphael Onyedika make the most of the opportunity in the absence of injured Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi, though he’ll be sorely missed.

    I hope couple of other players grab the opportunities that this tournament present to reinvent themselves and give a good account of themselves on the field of play. It’s also hoped that Francis Uzoho, against all odds, prove many people wrong and repose the confidence in him.

    • Golden Child 6 months ago

      I was following you till you skidded of the tracks with uzoho matter. You people should take the guy off the firing line and allow him to rebuild his confidence (Mental Health is serious issue).

  • Said it here few days ago that peseiro shd replace wilf and kel with ahsan and moffi, and that’s exactly what’s happening, I also frown against VO form and attitude here sometimes ago, but his fans came for my head, osimhen is already way behind halland, mbappe and the rest right now, at this rate I won’t be surprise if he drop from top 100 players, he need real advice, like what’s he doing in lagos and not at the camp already when he shd be the first considering he got red carded and wasn’t on the team last match for Napoli?

  • Glory 6 months ago

    All these cries about Ndidi’s absence doesn’t really bother me. Yes he is a top player but also football is more of determination, unknown quantity, team chemistry and players lucky champ.
    We tend to under estimate the unknown elements in Raphael Onyedika and Alhassan Yusuf. This might just finally put an end to our reliance on Ndidi while ushering a new episode in the SE midfield as we have long being praying for. Same way Jj and Oliseh came in to end Etim Esin and Friday Ekpo era. Same way Uche Okechukwu ‘THE GENTLE GIANT’ caused Keshi ‘THE BIG BOSS’ to gently retire.
    I see same scenario revisiting our SE. Remember this always happens going into the next World Cup.

    • Golden Child 6 months ago

      @Glory, Peseiro that I know will start with onyeka. Don’t get your hopes up.

      • Glory 6 months ago

        @ Golden Child better we stay positive and cast out all negative vibes.

  • The coach has enoUgh hands to begin intensive training only uzoho .i hope others join today. I don’t trust peseiro tactical know-how and technical ability to study opponent team. I just hope naija has a good outing. Osimhen knows the expectation as player of the year …success to SUPER EAGLES

  • Hassan Tia 6 months ago

    Al hassan Yousuf and Terem Moffi will replace Ndidi and Iheancho , so I think Peseiro must order Al hassan to play strict and pressing football matches for Super Eagles in the next tournament in Cote De ‘Ivore, so SE defensive midfield can be changed to strong and strict department.

  • there is still 2 open spots that can be used for either one attacking midfielder and a winger or 2 attacking midfielders. We would need players that can come from the bench and make a change. i dont see Aribo doing anything apart from his sideways passing.

    The players are either Nathan Tella and Dele Bashiru
    or

    Nwakali and Dele Bashiru

    or Nwakali aand Moffi.

    the players they didnt include in provisional list i would have included are u23 no 10 ogunniyi and ibrahim olawoyin.

    What of this ex enyinmba boy Anayo Iwuala

    • Anayo how? Of all players? Is that how we’ve suffer of players for you to be talking abt anayo at this moment? Na wah ooo.

    • Golden Child 6 months ago

      Chai! Some comments ehn! My brother you are entitled to your opinion jare.

    • My own is that make una lower the expectation, not because of anything but because of this our coach.

      Those two world cup qualifications are still not ringing well in my head.

  • Golden Child 6 months ago

    I understand the alhassan replacement for ndidi but is peseiro thinking replacing iheanacho with moffi.For perspective one must first understand the qualities of nacho. He can play the 10 and 8 positions and more recently on the wings on the right. How is Moffi a suitable replacement? We are going to the tournament with 3 wingers( chuksy,Simon and lookman) and 4 strikers . Maybe he is banking on Ahmed musa but is he in great form now? time wil tell.

    In my opinion, I would have replaced nacho with tella as he can play all the aforementioned positions. What if there are injuries and suspensions in midfield and the wings, the tournament is 1 month. Then there is the issue of going to the tournament with less than 27 players , we are already at a disadvantage to the competition as they have a larger pool of resources to pull from. Anyway, we will see how things unfold.

  • collins 6 months ago

    What exactly is oshimen still doing in Lagos. He didn’t feature in the last match for Napoli, this is just an act of un-seriousness. Want to know exactly what his excuse is. !0 days for training is just to small in my view. Remembered back in the days when the camp is open 3 weeks ahead. Well all the best sha

  • pompei 6 months ago

    This beans never done?
    I dey wait ooo. Make beans cook well ooo.
    I dey H well well!

    • Glory 6 months ago

      Hahaha… Lolzz. @ Brodaman Pompei, you are just about to enjoy the softest of a well cooked beans. Just get ready your ogiri and start to thank BABA GOD for Iya Bolanle. You know Iya Bolanle now for okokomiko corner bridge.

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