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Eagles’ Asaba Camp Aglow As Mikel, Six Others Arrrive For AFCON 2019 Preparation

Eagles’ Asaba Camp Aglow As Mikel, Six Others Arrrive For AFCON 2019 Preparation

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.

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  • Diuto perpe 5 years ago

    WoW… Am Loving It!!! This shows how serious they are in their preparation! Kudos to the early birds!!! Oga mikel, welcome back o..

  • Chairmanfemi 5 years ago

    Am so surprised to see MIKEL among the early birds. Kudos to the rest. The guys are eager to excel. Leon Balogun went to Germany and hire a personal coach to keep him fit cuz of the AFCON. For the last one week, he’s been training alone like mad. If you follow him on IG, you would agree with this.

  • Ndubuisi 5 years ago

    Welcome development I see them doing well in Egypt

  • Oakfield 5 years ago

    Nice one from the skipo. A good leader leads by examples. Egypt, here we are come!!!

  • Gritty 5 years ago

    Super Eagles Camp Update: Aina, Iheanacho, Onyekuru Among 18 Players In Camp

    Eighteen Super Eagles stars named to the provisional roster for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations have reported at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Asaba.
    Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr will be able to count on Chelsea loanee Ola Aina, Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Everton’s Henry Onyekuru for the national team’s first workout scheduled to hold on Monday.
    Goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Francis Uzoho, Samuel Chukwueze and Paul Onuachu complete the players in camp as at 2030 hours.
    The seven remaining players yet to show up in camp are : Abdullahi Shehu, William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.
    Iwobi is expected to join his international teammates later in the week as Arsenal’s season only ended four days ago due to the club’s involvement in the Europa League final vs Chelsea.
    Nigeria face Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar in that order in Group B of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in four Egyptian cities 21st June – 19th July.

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