AFCON Qualifier: Eagles Train In Asaba Ahead Of South Africa Match

Written by on November 14, 2018

Captain Ahmed Musa and 21 other players took part in the Super Eagles’ training on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

This is in preparation for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.


Those at training include goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Theophilus Afelokhai and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, as well as defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Adeleye Aniyikaye, Semi Ajayi, Bryan Idowu, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, and Jamilu Collins.

The midfielders are Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, and Mikel Agu, while the forwards are Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, Isaac Success, and Samuel Chukwueze.

However, France –based forward Samuel Kalu is expected on Wednesday.

Despite leading the group, Nigeria need at least a draw from Saturday’s game to be sure of a slot at the next year’s continental tournament.

Eagles will depart the country aboard a chartered flight from the Benin City Airport on Thursday evening.

They are expected to have a feel of the charming FNB Stadium on Friday afternoon by 3.30pm. 

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