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Aribo, Bassey Arrive Dallas Ahead Mexico, Ecuador Friendlies; 15 Eagles Players In Camp

Aribo, Bassey Arrive Dallas Ahead Mexico, Ecuador Friendlies; 15 Eagles Players In Camp

Rangers duo Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey are the latest players to arrive Dallas, United States of America, ahead of the Super Eagles two friendly games against Mexico and Ecuador.

Bassey and Aribo’s arrival means 15 players are now in camp for the friendly games against the 2022 World Cup-bound teams.

The Eagles will first take on Mexico on Saturday 28 May before facing Ecuador on Thursday 2 June.

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Both friendlies are being lined up as preparations for the Eagles ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The qualifiers for next year’s AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire will commence on June 9.

The Eagles are in Group A alongside Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Mauritius.

The 15 players currently in camp:

Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United); Ojo Olorunleke (Enyimba FC), Ibrahim Buhari (Plateau United), Chiamaka Madu (Rivers United), Ishaq Rafiu (Rivers United), Victor Mbaoma (Enyimba FC), Faisal Sanni(Katsina United), Babatunde Bello( Akwa United), Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England), William Ekong (Watford FC, England), Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France), Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England), Calvin Bassey(Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Jo Aribo(Glasgow Rangers, Scotland).

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  • Stephan 2 years ago

    Goodluck SE!!!

  • Abiodun 2 years ago

    Nice1 from Finidi and Peseiro. The guy, Ishaq Rafiu from Rivers United is some player to look out for. And we will once again be able to check out Calvin Bassey from Glasgow Rangers closely. Go Super Eagles, God bless Nigeria.

  • Monday 2 years ago

    Good to have the lads in the camp. Moreso, our local league is gradually receiving attention. A coach becomes part of grassroots development of football by encouraging players from the domestic league. Just look at the list full of players from our domestic league. It resonates and I can only hope they seize this opportunity. Good luck lads!

  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    We are playing Mexico Saturday with just 15 players in camp?I hope more players arrive tonight otherwise we wouldn’t present a good enough squad to square up against a strong Mexican side with class players.
    I wouldn’t want us to lose again to Mexico after they outclassed the super eagles of home based professionals 4-0.

  • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

    Moffi and Bonke have also joined them in camp. We have 17 players in Dallas. It should be a good exposure for the home based players preparing for the CHAN qualifiers and also the SuperEagles for the AFCON qualifiers. This might be a very good chance for Moffi to stake a claim as we don’t many high profile strikers than him in the current squad. They began the Peseiro era with their first training this evening in Dallas. 

  • pompei 2 years ago

    They should allow only home-based players to play the friendlies.
    In fact, all the foreign-based players in camp should be sent home immediately, because we want to “encourage” home-based players. SE camp has become “encouragement camp”.
    The biggest problem of Nigeria is some unscrupulous Nigerians, confusionists who keep throwing spanners into the works of progress.
    Oya now, let us kuku ban ALL FOREIGN PLAYERS and make SE a home-based only team.
    When the home based players japa, like Iwuala and Ndah, we ban them too and shift attention to other home-based players. EVENTUALLY, HOME-BASED PLAYERS WILL FINISH, BECAUSE ALL OF THEM WILL SEEK GREENER PASTURES AFTER 1 OR 2 CAPS.
    Then, maybe these mischievous confusionists will enter the pitch with their pot bellies to play for the SE.
    We look forward to that glorious time!

  • Good news keep it up

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Hehehehe, nothing wey mallam no go see for gate!
    According to some mischievous, unscrupulous individuals, SE CAMP IS NOW AN ENCOURAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION CENTER FOR HOME-BASED PLAYERS!
    Odinma. It is well.
    Our biggest enemies are right here with us. They are not Ghanaians, Cameroonians, or people of any other nationality. Nigeria’s problem is Nigerians.
    We want to achieve greatness in football, but we don’t want to spend money to invest in the best coaches, we don’t pay coaches’ salaries and players’ bonuses, WE DON’T EVEN WANT TO USE OUR BEST PLAYERS. WE WANT TO USE ONLY HOME-BASED PLAYERS.
    When home-based becomes foreign-based after 1 or 2 caps nko? THEN WHAT?
    We shift focus to the next home-based? This is the kind of self-defeating mind-set that keeps us from fulfilling our potential in not just football, but every sphere of enterprise.