AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Stars Troop Into Asaba
Invited Super Eagles stars for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg have started trooping into Asaba, the Delta State capital to begin preparations for the crunch clash.
Galatasaray forward, Henry Onyekuru and six other invited Super Eagles players arrived the Elomaz Hotel in Asaba on Monday.
Onyekuru who at the weekend banged in a brace to help Galatasaray to a 3-0 win over Kayserispor in a Turkish Super Lig game came in with the likes of Moses Simon and Ola Aina to the camp on Monday.
Other early arrivals to the Super Eagles camp include the quartet of Mikel Agu, Olamilekan Adeleye, Jamilu Collins and Enyimba goalkeeper, Theophilus Afelokhai.
Other players like Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu and Samuel Chukwueze are expected later in camp on Tuesday.
It is expected that Eagles will train today at the Stephen Keshi stadium and that will be open to the public, while the other training session from Wednesday will be behind closed doors.
The squad is due to fly out to Johannesburg on a chartered flight Friday morning.
Presently the Eagles are occupying the top spot in their group and will seal their place at next year’s AFCON in Cameroon if they win in Johannesburg.
Nigeria top Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers with nine points, one more than Bafana Bafana who sit in the second position with eight points.
Libya occupies the third position with four points, while Seychelles, with one point, are at the bottom.
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