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Int’l Friendly: Super Eagles Camp Bubbles With 17 Players After Iwobi, Moffi, Olayinka , Others Arrival

Int’l Friendly: Super Eagles Camp Bubbles With 17 Players After Iwobi, Moffi, Olayinka , Others Arrival

17 players have arrived Nigeria’s camp in Austria ahead of the international friendly fixtures against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, reports Completesports.com.

The Super Eagles will face the Indomitable Lions in the first friendly on Friday at the Stadion Weiner Neustadt, Vienna.

The second game will hold at the same venue next week Tuesday.

Vice-captain of the team William Troost-Ekong and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi arrived the team’s camp on Monday.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Oghenekaro Etebo, Abraham Marcus, Anayo Iwuala, Shehu Abdullahi John Noble and assistant coach Alloy Agu arrived the team’s camp from Nigeria on Tuesday morning.

They were later joined in camp by the likes Alex Iwobi, Chidozie Awaziem, Terem Moffi, and Peter Olayinka.

Read Also: Iheanacho, Etebo, Abraham Marcus , Iwuala, Two Others Storm Austria For Cameroon Friendlies

“NGA vs CMR friendly. Players in camp: M. Okoye, F. Uzoho, J. Noble, W. Troost-Ekong, A. Iwobi, S. Abdullahi, W. Ndidi, K. Iheanacho, C. Awaziem, J. Collins, O. Etebo, V. Ozonwafor, A. Iwuala, A. Marcus, T. Moffi, P. Olayinka, S. Tijani. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong,”reads a tweet on the Super Eagles Twitter handle.

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, Semi Ajayi, Ola Aina, Simy Nwankwo and Tyronne Ebuehi have all pulled out of the friendlies.

The Players In Camp

Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho, John Noble

William Troost-Ekong, Jamilu Coliins, Chidozie Awaziem, Valentine Ozorwanfor, Shehu Abdullahi

Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Marcus Abraham, Samson Tijani, Alex Iwobi, Anayo Iwuala

Kelechi Iheanacho, Terem Moffi, Peter Olayinka

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

    Okoye – Shehu,Awaziem,Ekong,Collins – Iwuala,Ndidi,Etebo,Iwobi – Iheanacho-Olayinka

    At least we can raise a functional XI for the game.

    • Eldridge Cleaver 2 weeks ago

      Well said Brodaman. This your starting 11 should defeat Cameroon. Jah bless all deserving Super Eagles players.

  • Raw News 2 weeks ago

    Then I don’t need to join them because we have a good squad, I’m happier now
    Good luck

  • Mercy 2 weeks ago


  • Proudly 9ja 2 weeks ago

    Personally if I were the coach I would start most of the fringe players in the 1st half and then bring the big guns in the 2nd half.
    GK: Uzoho
    RB and LB: Awaziem and Collins
    CBs: Ekong and Ozonwafor
    DM, CM and AM: Shehu, Etebo, and Iwobi
    RW and LW: Marcus and Iwuala
    FW: Moffi and Olayinka

    2nd half substitute at the 60 mins mark
    Ndidi for Etebo
    Iheanacho for Olayinka
    Noble for Uzoho
    Tijani (if fit) for Shehu
    Musa for Iwuala

    I know this at 1st glance will seem an inexperience side but it has a mixture of experience, youth and speed that will unsettle the cameroonians. It will also afford us to see the fringe players up close afterall its a friendly and what better way to blood these young players than against the indomitable lions. I think this team will hold dis own against cameroon imho

    • JimmyBall 2 weeks ago

      @Proudly9ja… This your line-up dey on-point. Guy I Salute you. You be real ballboy! Given what we have… nothing pass wetin you just draw up. I dey your back as you write am… no reduction. Let us start Ozornwafor from the “pim” of the whistle… We no want any 5minutes cameo for people wey we wan assess! One love…

      • Proudly 9ja 2 weeks ago

        @Jimmyball my broda, yeah I think that should afford us as fans the opportunity to see those new guys for atleast an hour but I doubt GR would risk it as he will be afraid of the backlash he would receive from Nigerians and NFF if he tries it and the result is unfavorable. I don’t blame him either if he sticks with his trust and tested players. I do think it be will a disservice to himself and d team as a whole if he doesn’t take advantage of these friendlies to try out players. We as fans should recognize what friendlies are meant for and don’t overemphasize winning friendlies. FIFA ranking is great and all, but to be the best u have to beat the best. U can be ranked #1 and still lose to a lower ranked team that is well organized with a can do attitude. just my take

    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Your entire front 4 will be playing together for the first time in their lives with themselves and with the midfielders….Trust me we wont record one shot on target the whole of the 60 minutes, because they will spend it trying to understand one another’s movements and on-ball thought processes. Lol. There is a big difference between a grade A international friendly and a trial match

      • Proudly 9ja 2 weeks ago

        Drey my broda, there is a 1st time for everything. The combo might just surprise you. Moreover, there is no guarantee that with Iheanacho in the lineup as part of the Frontline that we will record shots on goal same way we can’t guarantee with the new guys on parade in the lineup I presented they won’t have any shots on goal either. Man city with all their familiarity didn’t have any attempt on goal against chelsea. I blif the hunger and the unknown nature of the players will unsettle the cameroonians and give them a good fight. They (cameroonians) already know iheanacho and what he is capable of and would likely mark him out but as for moffi and olayinka they won’t know what to expect, they are relative unknown players and to strategies against them will be more difficult imho even though I know the presence of iheanacho will add another level of fear factor. I am in no way saying they will outplay, or outscore the cameroonians but they will give a good account of themselves. As u are aware, the whole purpose of the friendly is to assess some players, the scoreline though important shouldn’t be the purpose of the friendly, it shouldn’t be the be all abd end all.

        I however expect GR to start almost all his available regulars for that match bcos of fear of what 9ja fans will say if he loses which to me will be a disservice to him as a coach and SE as a team. We need to assess these guys for better or worse regardless of result outcome. Again I believe even if we lose which I highly doubt, this would afford GR the opportunity to learn and see who and who might merit a future callup. My humble opinion

  • TUNDE 2 weeks ago

    ###Up Super eagle for life ###

    • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

      God bless you more for me Tunde.

      You see gentleman, everything is totally wrong with Nigeria and only God can help us.

      Nothing is functioning well in that country at the moment.

      Insecurity, bad government, bad road and the only thing that putting smiles on our faces, our oppressors NFF have hijacking it from us.

      The name of the players you mentioned above were the perfect list of the players for the two encounters but when you have bad people in charge of anything you do, this is the result we are going to be getting.

      If NFF can not manage the foriegn coach instead to disgrace our country, why not coming down to your level?

      Hire a local coach that can maintain and manage our national team without owning him and for sure, we will so many trophies under him.

      Instead of owning foriegn a foriegn coach that doesn’t know what to do and whenever we talk, his fans will attack and attack for no reasons.

      This is an opportunity for so many talented players of Nigeria players to show us their worth but inability of the coach and NFF are letting Super Eagles down big time.

      So sad. It is well. God bless Nigeria!!!

      • Lolz…. Shame on u @omo9ja and ur clone @tunde…clowns,can’t you see that all the so called stars you guys were clamoring for hitherto were invited, but unfortunately they had to pull out??? Lolz, leave Rohr alone, when his time is up, he will go! But for now, we rejoice in his endeavors

        • Oakfield 2 weeks ago

          True, Nothing is functioning well in Nigeria including esp your brain. That’s exactly the kinda brain our puppet and impostor of a president has.

  • Coachie 2 weeks ago

    There is a process to inviting players, you don’t just call up a player 3 days to a match, impromptu invites of that nature happens only if it’s borne out of an injury induced situation on the eve of a major tournament NOT A FRIENDLY

  • pompei 2 weeks ago

    The camp is bubbling. These players are showing that the jersey matters more to them than their bonuses and other entitlements. NFF should do the needful and settle these guys.
    Looks like we will be having a strong squad to face Cameroon after all. I think this squad can even face Mexico. Hopefully, more boys will come in for the Mexico debacle when the time comes. A win against Mexico will do our confidence a lot of good.

    • Absolutely Pompei: a win against Mexico will be a massive morale booster more so as our last 2 meetings ended in Mexican Stand-offs!

  • Ayphillydegreat 2 weeks ago

    The camp is buzzing!! We will have enough firepower to face Cameroon after all. I can’t be scared of Cameroon in a friendly situation. We’ve always had Cameroon’s number. It’s quite shocking that Cameroon’s major victories over Nigeria has only been the 3 AFCON finals of which two are very debatable and a WorldCup qualifiers in 1989. SuperEagles have never lost to the Indomitable Lions in regulation time since 1989. I’ve been laughing at the way some forumites suggested that we cancel the friendly because of players boycott. I knew we will have a team ready to face Cameroon on Friday. Whatever the outcome it doesn’t really matter to me. I just want to see some new faces show what they’re capable of.

    • Eldridge Cleaver 2 weeks ago

      Well said Senior man. Only deserving players are in the camp. Gone are the days when the Super Eagles was Jankara market. These players will do us proud. Go go Super Eagles. Jah bless all deserving Super Eagles players.

  • Atleast we have enough players to play the game but as for how the games will end, it can go either way.
    We have our nation’s cup midfield trio of iwobi, ndidi and etebo.
    The defense is tricky, j.collins was at the last nation’s cup but his form has dropped and he is just filling up for noticeable absentees. He will be used at left back since no one in camp can challenge him there. Right back could have been Awaziem but im guessing Rohr will start him in the center defensive position along with ekong unless Valentine does something to impress him in training. Shehu may start at right back. In attack, moses Simon is in the team now. He should start ahead of musa on the left wing. Iheanacho Could play from the right side of the attack and Paul onuachu may start ahead of terem moffi.
    The goal keeping department is the strongest yet. Any of the three can start but I feel Rohr will start Okoye. The line up may look like this:






  • Compare the above line up with the one that beat Cameroon in the last nation’s cup:


    Awaziem. Ekong. Omerua. Aina,

    Ndidi Etebo.


    Musa. Ighalo. Simon

    Any changes, difference or improvement?

    • Ikeben 2 weeks ago

      Not much difference. We may miss Ighalo’s experience especially against African oppositions. But the form of Kelechi and Onuachu should make up for that. So this team should be able to beat any Cameroon team. Okoye should be an improvement of Akpeyi of Nations cup.