AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles' Camp Opens For Libya Clash
The Super Eagles’ camp will officially open in Uyo the Akwa Ibom state capital on Monday ahead of the crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying encounter with Libya at the weekend.
It is understood that some of the players who have completed their various clubs’ fixtures have started coming in on Sunday and take early Monday morning flights to Uyo from either Lagos or Abuja, depending on their point of entry into Nigeria.
According to the itinerary on the official twitter handle of the Super Eagles, the team will be having their first training session on Tuesday and that would be open to the public.
The session on Wednesday will also be available for fans to watch officials have stated.
Ahead #2019AFCONQ vs Libya.— ???? Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) October 7, 2018
*Camp opens at Ibom Hotel on Mon, Oct. 8, 2018.
*Training sessions on Tue, Oct. 9 & Wed, Oct. 10 are open.
*Training sessions on Thurs. & Fri. Oct 11 & 12 are closed, although 15 minutes filming will be allowed on Fri. pic.twitter.com/PVolDFXCSY
Toyin Ibitoye the spokesperson fir tge Nigeria national team said that even though no deadline was given to the players, he expects that by Tuesday, the camp will be bubbling almost with full attendance of the invited players.
The match with Libya comes up on Saturday while the reverse fixture holds in Tunisia on Tuesday. Libya, with four points, are currently the table topper and are followed by South Africa who have the same points, but lower goal difference.
A win by Nigeria this weekend will give the Super Eagles a momentary lead of the group ahead of the South Africa – Seychelles duel later on same Saturday.
Barring possible upset, South Africa are projected to win the encounter and possibly assume leadership heading into the second half of the qualifiers.
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