Super Eagles Land At Camp Ahead
Of Algeria And Tunisia Friendlies
Defender Kenneth Omeruo and forward Moses Simon were among the first to arrive at the Super Eagles Hotel die Zeit an der Glan in Austria on Monday morning, ahead of international friendly matches against African champion Algeria and the second African team. Tunisia.
Forwards Samuel Kalu and Chidera Ejuke, defender Leon Balogun and goalkeeper Mathew Yakubu were also in the first position. Hours later, England defenders William Ekong, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi and Olaoluwa Aina, as well as forward Kelechi Iheanacho, landed in Austria.
Right behind them were goalkeeper Dele Alampasu, defender Jamilu Collins, midfielder Frank Onyeka and forwards Cyril Dessers and Alex Iwobi. The other invited players were expected to be at camp Monday night.
In preparation for the imminent approval of his international trade to the Super Eagles, former Germany U-20 captain Kevin Akpoguma also arrived at the team’s hotel in Austria to familiarize himself with the Nigerian setup and bond with the other players.
Nigeria, a three-time African champion, will meet Fennecs in form at the Jacques Lemans Arena on Friday before taking on 2004 African champion Tunisia at the same venue on Tuesday next week.
Coach Gernot Rohr would have to dispense with three of his initial guests, with Turkish midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo taking a hit on Sunday, following a previous injury to Wilfred Ndidi and permission granted to Italian forward Victor Osimhen not to participate in matches.
It is the first meeting of the Super Eagles this year, with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down soccer globally since March, just ahead of a rapid-fire double AFCON qualification series with Sierra Leone now taking place. in November.
The organizers of the match, Eurodata Sport, have clarified that no fans will be allowed to enter the stadium for either of the two matches, in accordance with current protocols on the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Football Federation has asked television networks interested in bringing the matches live to the homes of Nigerians to immediately contact the Federation about the modalities to achieve this. Interested stations can contact NFF Deputy Director / Chief Marketing Officer Alizor Chuks. Both matches will start at 8:30 p.m. Austrian time (9:30 p.m. Nigerian time).