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2021 AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles To Hold First Training At  5.45pm Today

2021 AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles To Hold First Training At  5.45pm Today

The Super Eagles will hold their first training session at 5:45pm on Tuesday, in preparation for their Group L 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone, Completesports.com reports.

The training will hold inside the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City, Edo State.

Also, three more players have arrived Benin for the qualifier against Sierra Leone.

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The players are Chidozie Awaziem, Kelechi Iheanacho and Emmanuel Dennis.

So far, Sixteen players have arrived the Eagles’  Etherno Hotel in Benin City for the matchday three encounter.

Among those already in are skipper Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong and Alex Iwobi.

Also in camp are the likes of Kevin Akpoguma, Maduka Okoye, Oghenekaro Etebo, Zaidu Sanusi, Sebastian Osigwe and Tyronne Ebuehi.

Meanwhile, Sierra Leone’s seven foreign-based professionals have joined the home-based players in Freetown for the trip to Nigeria on Wednesday.

The quintet of Kei Kamara, captain Umaru Bangura, Zire FC’s Alie Sesay,
John Kamara, who plays for Keshla and Iceland-based right winger Kwame Quee are all expected to fly to Nigeria on Wednesday.

The AFCON qualifying fixture will hold on Friday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

The reverse fixture will take place at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown next week Tuesday.

By Adeboye Amosu, in Benin City 

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  • Edoguy 9 months ago

    Why is Ezenwa in camp

  • Presh 9 months ago

    Don’t mind Enzewa,those who came to camp last friendly where those we were luring to come play for us, he is already a member why is he coming to cause unnecessary distraction.  

  • Exciting seeing edo state deputy governor philip shaibu training with eagles at the sam ogbemudia staduim this evening

  • Na visit and to wish them good luck

  • Musa indeed has a wealth of experience playing for the Super Eagles, but I don’t see him starting on Friday.
    I think with both etebo, aribo present and moses, kalu absent iwobi will be pushed to the left wing while chukwueze will start on the right.
    Sierra leonians are strong physically so that knocks Aina and tyrone out of RB and ushers Awaziem (boavista stand in captain) in. Shehu has been absent from the team for a long time plus I can’t remember him ever playing in the defensive mid field position for the Super Eagles, so he is out and Ajayi is in. Ekong (asst captain) is also in along side ageless balogun and speedster Zaidu. At opposite ends of the field we have okoye in goal and Osimhen leading the attack. Oh yeah!
    My first 11 prediction:







  • pompei 9 months ago

    The camp is bubbling. Make una train well ooo. Make we kola our visitors with goals come Friday. We go take goals shook dia net to pieces 🙂 🙂

  • pompei 9 months ago

    At some point in the game, I would like to see Ejuke and Dennis on the wings.
    Rohr is likely to go with his preferred 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3.
    A 4-4-2 would work as well:
    Aina, Ekong, Balogun, Sanusi
    Dennis, Aribo, Iwobi, Ejuke
    Osimhen, Iheanacho

    Aribo can play the DM role very comfortably. And Ancelloti seems to have increased the defensive discipline of Iwobi. The two of them should be sufficient in the midfield for an opponent like S/L, no disrespect intended.
    The back four is solid, and should keep the S/L forwards quiet, ceteris paribus. Aina and Sanusi will be bombing forward to support the attack and whip crosses into the box, just like Robertson and Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool.
    The forward line! With the aggressive Dennis on the right, the dribbling wizard Ejuke on the left, and the deadly duo of Osimhen and Iheanacho in the middle, the weather forecast says there will be a goal storm in Benin city on Friday. It will be raining goals, so don’t forget your umbrellas 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Make we no go underrate S/L though. Underrating anybody in football nowadays is a recipe for disaster. We need to stay focused and fight hard for the duration of the game.