The camp of Nigeria’s Super Eagles has come alive in Victoria, Mahé Island in Seychelles following the arrival of six more players Tuesday afternoon. This brings the number of players at the team’s Savoy Hotel Resort and Spa to 18.
By Tuesday morning, there were 12 players in all: Henry Onyekuru, Kenneth Omeruo, Francis Uzoho, Semi Ajayi, Samuel Kalu, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Chidozie Awaziem, Kelechi Nwakali, Bryan Idowu, Simeon Nwankwo and Joel Obi.
By afternoon, Saudi Arabia-based Ahmed Musa, Turkey–based Ogenyi Onazi, China-based Odion Ighalo, Germany–based Jamilu Collins and England–based duo of Oghenekaro Etebo and Leon Balogun had arrived camp and joined the team for lunch.
Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa (from Nigeria) and Daniel Akpeyi (from South Africa) were being expected to arrive camp before dinner.
The development means the technical crew can now concentrate on the training sessions ahead of Saturday’s game, without any worries over the forced withdrawals (due to injury) of Alex Iwobi, Olaoluwa Aina and William Ekong.
The Super Eagles look to garner all three points against the Pirates on Saturday to restore their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track following the reverse against South Africa in Uyo on Match Day 1 in June 2017.