Rohr, Ighalo To Arrive Moday, Mikel Tuesday As Eagles Camp Opens

Rohr, Ighalo To Arrive Moday, Mikel Tuesday As Eagles Camp Opens

Super Eagles players will open camp on Monday, August 29, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Tanzania.

None of the invited players has arrived at the Le Meridien Hotel, according to the Nigeria Football Federation on their official website.

The reverse fixture between Tanzania and Nigeria in Dar es Salam ended 0-0.

A win for either side will not have any effect in the group standing as Egypt have already picked the sole ticket for next year’s AFCON in Gabon.

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Rio 2016 Olympics bronze medal winner, Emmanuel Daniel, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Jamiu Alimi are also expected in Uyo on Monday alongside a number of overseas-based players, including defender William Troost-Ekong and forward Odion Ighalo.

Team captain Mikel Obi, is expected to arrive at the team’s camp on Tuesday, while new Eagles handler Gernot Rohr, will also be in Uyo on Monday.


Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Troost-Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France), Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey);
Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Imoh Ezekiel (Al-Arabi Sporting Club, Qatar), Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany)

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