players invited for the double header against Mali and Luxembourg get
down to begin preparations for the double header.
Goalkeepers Carl Ikeme (England –based) and Daniel Akpeyi (flying in
from South Africa), defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Gbenga Arokoyo and Leon
Balogun, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Raheem Lawal, and forwards
Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi are all
expected in camp by Wednesday morning.
Already a delegation of nine players led by Lazio’s Ogenyi Onazi left Nigeria Tuesday night also to join their colleagues.
Others are goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Elderson Echiejile,
Musa Muhammed, Abdullahi Shehu and Kingsley Madu, midfielder Etebo
Oghenekaro and forwards Aminu Umar and Brown Ideye.
The team is to be handled by Coach Salisu Yusuf and his interim Assistant Coaches Imama Amapakabo and Kennedy Boboye.
The Super Eagles take on Mali at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen on
Friday, before traveling to Luxembourg City on Saturday, ahead of the
game with Luxembourg at the Josy Barthel Stadium on Tuesday evening.