18 gamers have arrived the staff’s Eko Accommodations and Suites forward of the Afcon qualifiers in opposition to the Squirrels and the Crocodiles

Everton’s Alex Iwobi and Rangers centre-back Leon Balogun have joined Nigeria’s camp because the variety of invited gamers for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in opposition to Benin Republic and Lesotho elevated to 18 as at Monday night time.

Former Arsenal star Iwobi was an 87th minute alternative for Mason Holgate as Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees bowed 2-Zero to Manchester Metropolis in Saturday’s FA Cup sport at Goodison Park.

Elsewhere, Balogun supplied an help for Alfredo Morelos as Steven Gerrard’s Gers performed a 1-1 draw with Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Premiership showdown.

Captain Ahmed Musa, West Bromwich Albion’s Semi Ajayi, Fulham right-back Ola Aina and Watford centre-back William Troost-Ekong had been the early arrivals for the essential fixtures.

Galatasaray duo of Henry Onyekuru and Peter Etebo joined the staff later alongside Boavista’s Chidozie Awaziem, AC Omonia’s Abdullahi Shehu and Abia Warriors’ Adekunle Adeleke.

Minutes after serving to Enyimba subdue Sunshine Stars 1-Zero in a Nigeria Skilled Soccer League encounter on the Agege Stadium, the duo of Anayo Iwuala and John Noble teamed up with Gernot Rohr’s squad on the plush Eko Accommodations and Suites, Victoria Island.

In the meantime, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Zaidu Sanusi are anticipated earlier than lunchtime on Tuesday.

The three-time African champions will maintain their first coaching session on the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday morning.

They may go away for Cotonou on Friday earlier than taking up Michel Dussuyer’s Squirrels at Porto-Novo’s Stade Charles de Gaulle on Saturday.

Three days later, Nigeria tackle the Crocodiles of their final Group L sport. The Tremendous Eagles who lead their zone with eight factors from 4 video games want at the very least a win to ensure their place in Cameroon 2022.

Ought to that occur, that can be their 19th look on the finals since their maiden look in Ghana 1963 – the place they crashed out within the preliminary spherical.

Rohr’s males completed third at Afcon 2019, Egypt after defeating Tunisia 1-Zero to choose up the bronze medal due to Odion Ighalo’s third-minute effort at Cairo’s Al Salam Stadium.

18 Eagles in camp

Musa, Troost-Ekong, Aina, Ajayi, Onyekuru, Etebo, Adeleke, Awaziem, Shehu, Iwuala, Noble, Iwobi, Balogun, Joe Aribo, Tyronne Ebuehi, Maduka Okoye, Jamilu Collins and Paul Onuachu.



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