Qatar 2022: Super Eagles begin training for Liberia

Qatar 2022: Super Eagles begin training for Liberia

Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Monday began training for Friday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match against the Lone Stars of Liberia in Lagos, reports.

Team’s head coach Gernot Rohr, assisted by former Nigerian captain Joseph Yobo led out fifteen players for a light training session on Monday evening within the premises of their Eko Hotels and Suites abode.

Team captain Ahmed Musa and his close pal Abdullahi Shehu arrived on time to meet up with thirteen other players that had arrived by Monday afternoon in the evening training session.

Some of the earliest arrivals in camp were England based quarter Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi and Oghenekaro Etebo while Abia Warriors defender Adekunle Adeleke, South Africa based Daniel Akpeyi and first time invited Kingsley Michael.

The number of players in camp increased further after the evening session with the arrival of nine more players including Watford defender William Troost-Ekong, Rangers stalwart Leon Balogun and Italy based full backs Ola Aina and Tyronne Ebuehi.

The team will have a feel of the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday evening as they continue preparations ahead of the game billed to kickoff at 5pm Nigerian time on Friday.

Nigeria vs Liberia is the Super Eagles’ first group game as the race to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Qatar gets underway across the globe. After Friday’s game, the Super Eagles will travel to Cape Verde for their second group game on Tuesday.

Players in Camp as at 10:15pm on Monday

1. Maduka Okoye
2. Francis Uzoho
3. Daniel Akpeyi

4. William Troost-Ekong
5. Leon Balogun
6. Kenneth Omeruo
7. Ola Aina
8. Tyronne Ebuehi
9. Valentine Ozornwafor
10. Jamilu Collins
11. Adekunle Adeleke
12. Abdullahi Shehu

13. Wilfred Ndidi
14. Oghenekaro Etebo
15. Innocent Bonke
16. Kingsley Michael
17. Alex Iwobi

18. Ahmed Musa
19. Moses Simon
20. Samuel Kalu
21. Henry Onyekuru
22. Kelechi Iheanacho
23. Chidera Ejuke
24. Terem Moffi

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