AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Striker Fired Up!
The Super Eagles camp in Uyo is bubbling with life and the players are talking tough ahead of their crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Black Knights of Libya.
One player who is eagerly looking forward to the games against Libya is Henry Onyekuru.
The petite forward who plays his club football in Turkey says he is good to go.
All the 24 players invited to face Libya are on ground in Uyo, and they are all looking forward to Saturday’s game billed for the Akwa Ibom Stadium and then the reverse leg in Sfax, Tunisia three days later.
Stand–in skipper, Ahmed Musa is top on the list of players getting set for battle against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya.
Three-time African champions, Nigeria have failed to qualify for the last two editions of the AFCON tournament and three points against present Group E pacesetters, Libya is not negotiable on Saturday.
The Russia–based wing back Bryan Idowu and China-based forward Odion Ighalo joined the team on Wednesday.
The Mediterranean Knights top Group E with four points (from their defeat of Seychelles and draw with Libya), while South Africa (winner over Nigeria before they drew with Libya) are second and Nigeria, who lost to South Africa and defeated Seychelles, lie third.
The Libyan Football Federation confirmed on Monday that a 54 –man delegation comprising players, technical crew, backroom staff and LFF officials will fly into Ibom International Airport, Uyo aboard a chartered aircraft on Thursday.
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