Nigeria’s Super Eagles camp in Uyo now has a full house of players ahead of Sunday’s dead rubber Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against Sao Tome and Principe, www.aclsports.com reports.
The team’s camp was opened on Wednesday morning in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital and the players took full opportunity to enter into the camp as early as day break.
With the last of the invited 23 players having played league games on Sunday, the players took advantage of the 72 hours window given them to rest and appropriately plan their travel to hit the Eagles camp in Uyo.
Among the first batch of players to touch down at the Victor Attach International Airport, Uyo on Wednesday morning were returning goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, his competitor Adebayo Adeleye as well as recalled Tyrone Ebuehi and Raphael Onyedika.
Also arriving from the first flight were first-time invitees Jordan Torunarigha, and red-hot attackers Victor Boniface and Gift Orban.
Update! Full Camp. Ekong leads others in. Uzoho, Ojo, Adeleye, Aina, Ebuehi, Jordan, Ekong, Ajayi, Bassey, Collins, Bruno, Ndidi, Onyedika, Aribo, Onyeka, Iheanacho, Chukwueze, Simon, Lookman, Osimhen, Awoniyi, Orban, Boniface #SoarSuperEagles #AFCON2023Q #LetsDoitAgain pic.twitter.com/KIPgGGeBHX— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) September 6, 2023
More players came in up till the afternoon and were received by the Akwa-Ibom State FA Normalization Committee who ushered them to their hotel, Four Points by Sheraton.
Before 3pm local time, all 23 players had arrived at the team’s hotel base and were expected to have relaxed well enough before the first training session billed for 5pm at the training ground of the Nest of Champions.
Team’s head coach Jose Peseiro arrived Uyo on Tuesday alongside three of his assistants as they prepared the ground for the team’s arrival.
The game between Nigeria and Sao Tome and Principe is scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Sunday, September 10, 2023.
Players in Camp
Ojo Olorunleke, Jamilu Collins, Taiwo Awoniyi, Wilfred Ndidi, Raphael Onyedika, Calvin Bassey, William Troost Ekong, Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Joseph Aribo, Lookman Ademola, Victor Osimhen, Adebayo Adeleye, Bruno Onyemaechi, Francis Uzoho, Frank Onyeka, Gift Orban, Jordan Torunarigha, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Tyronne Ebuehi.