Gernot Rohr’s males have began arriving in camp forward of their last Afcon qualifying fixtures in Porto Novo and Lagos
Watford defender William Troost-Ekong, Fulham right-back Ola Aina, West Bromwich Albion’s Semi Ajayi and Ahmed Musa opened the Tremendous Eagles camp in Lagos forward of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying video games towards Benin and Lesotho.
The three-time African champions are scheduled to play the Squirrels on the Charles de Gaulle Stadium on March 27 earlier than internet hosting Lesotho on the Teslim Balogun Stadium, three days later.
Troost-Ekong arrived in Nigeria on Sunday night time after serving to Watford to a 3-Zero victory over Birmingham Metropolis in Saturdays’ Championship recreation whereas Aina noticed 72 minutes of motion in Fulham’s 2-1 defeat to Leeds United in a Premier League match on Friday.
Ajayi, nevertheless, had a free weekend as West Bromwich Albion weren’t concerned in any recreation.
Shortly after the trio’s arrival from England, Galatasaray duo Henry Onyekuru and Oghenekaro Etebo landed within the Southwestern a part of Nigeria.
Onyekuru and Etebo have been in motion because the Lions suffered a 3-2 loss to Rizespor in Istanbul on Friday.
Additionally within the Lagos camp is Tremendous Eagles captain Musa, who has been a free agent since he left Saudi Skilled League membership Al Nassr in October.
With six gamers within the camp already, a host of different international stars are anticipated on the Tremendous Eagles base within the coming days earlier than Saturday’s journey to Porto Novo.
In the meantime, Abia Warriors defender Adeleke Adekunle, who changed Kenneth Omeruo, Enyimba striker Anayo Iwuala, who was referred to as up for Sadiq Umar, and goalkeeper John Noble will be a part of Gernot Rohr’s squad on Monday.
Nigeria are on the verge of qualifying for the Afcon match for the 19th time as they at the moment lead Group L with eight factors after 4 matches whereas Benin path them by one level.
Sierra Leone occupy the third spot with three factors after 4 matches and Lesotho sit on the backside of the league desk after selecting up two factors from the identical variety of outings.
After Algeria with 11 objectives, the Tremendous Eagles are the second-highest scoring crew within the qualifying sequence with 10 objectives however they’ve conceded seven objectives as properly.