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Eagles’ Camp Opens In Benin Monday; Leone Stars To Arrive On Wednesday

Eagles’ Camp Opens In Benin Monday; Leone Stars To Arrive On Wednesday

Super Eagles’ camp will officially open on Monday, November 9 in Benin City for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone billed for Friday November 13 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Completesports.com reports.

The Super Eagles will lodge at Eterno Hotel while the match officials and the delegation of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will be accommodated at the Edo Heritage Hotel.

Super Eagles team officials and other backroom staff are due in camp on Sunday, November 8 ahead of the players who are expected to arrive Benin City on Monday November 9 after this weekend’s games for their respective clubs.

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The Sierra Leoneans who will lodge at the prestigious Lush Hotel in Benin City, are expected to fly into Lagos on Wednesday November 11 from where they will connect another flight to Benin same day.

Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports insists that the match must observe the Covid 19 protocols with no football fans allowed to watch the match at the Stadium.

By Richard Jideaka, Abuja

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  • hypocrites everywhere! during Edo state election the campaign grounds recorded tens of thousands of supporters, and there was no social distancing. but now that its football, there should be no person in the stadium. i thought they said seven thousand fans should be allowed to watch, but they should maintain social distancing

    • D-Cardinal 9 months ago

      Are you surprise on this?..have you forgotten the country that you are in?

  • Shocker! Udokhai has bee called up to German Senior National Team.

    • Sugar Daddy 9 months ago

      Nigerian players should learn how not to loose possession of the ball easily and carelessly… it’s so annoying and an eyesore, looking at how poorly some of the so called stars lose possession to opponents so cheaply that it affects everything about the game… our coaches should look at the quality of the players, looking at some of these simple quality before bringing them to feature for the national team…

  • Kingston 9 months ago

    @sean… if na play abeg stop am. this is bad news!

  • D-cardinal 9 months ago

    Felix uduokhai…bye bye..we move