Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has arrived the team’s camp in Asaba Delta State ahead of their preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament billed for Egypt, Completesports.com reports.
The former Middlesbrough midfielder who had been on on a self imposed 11-month absence from the Super Eagles’ duties was among the early arrivals in camp along with Leon Balogun, Ola Aina and Semi Ajayi.
Other players who also breezed into camp Sunday afternoon included Moses Simon, Chidozie Awaziem and Jamilu Collins.
Other players are expected to arrive later on Sunday while the likes of John Ogu, Ahmed Musa, Shehu Abdullahi, Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi Oghenekaro Etebo are billed to arrive on Monday.
Nigeria will face Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on June 8 before departing Nigeria the next day for Ismaila, Egypt for their final camp ahead of the tournament.
The Eagles’ last pre-tournament friendly is against Senegal, billed for the Ismailia Stadium on June 16.
The AFCON 2019 is billed to take place in Egypt from the 21st of June to the 20th of July.
Nigeria will face Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea in Group B of the tournament.