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2022 AFCON Qualifiers: Eagles Camp Bubble With Sixteen Players


As preparations for Super Eagles’ 2022 AFCON qualifier games against Sierra Leone hit its peak, sixteen players kicked off training on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

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Team captain, Ahmed Musa, led the pack which includes William Troost-Ekong, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Kevin Akpoguma, Ola Aina, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joe Aribo, Maduka Okoye, Leon Balogun, Emmanuel Dennis, Chidozie Awaziem, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Tyrone Ebuehi, Zaidu Sanusi, and Sebastin Osigwe. The duo of Samuel Chukwueze and Paul Onuachu were missing in camp though they have arrived in the country. They were both excused because of their presence at the signing ceremony of the partnership between the NFF and CIG Motors.

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Speaking ahead of Friday’s (November 13) encounter against the Leone Stars, Ahmed Musa noted that the spirit was high in the camp and that the team is committed to beating their West African rivals.

‘As you can see we are all happy with everyone ready to give his best to the team. We are waiting for Friday to go into the field to pick the maximum points and fly into Freetown to also win to make our qualification a sure bet even before the remaining two games… As you can see from the last friendlies we played in Austria, the coach gave everybody the opportunity to come to show what they have to offer. Now, we have a bunch of super talented players who have added value to the team. We are all waiting for Friday to make Nigerians happy.’

Ahmed Musa


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