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2017 AFCON Qualifiers: Eagles move to Kaduna on Tuesday


The Super Eagles will arrive in the city of Kaduna, venue of Friday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pharaohs of Egypt, on Tuesday.

He said Monday has been set aside for the players to arrive the training camp.

Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye said Tuesday morning training in Abuja will be from 7am at the Abuja National Stadium and the squad are then expected to travel by road to Kaduna thereafter, where they will also train at the match venue Ahmadu Bello Stadium.

NFF officials said on Monday that all arrangements have been made for the team’s comfortable stay in the Centre of Learning, as Kaduna State’s motto goes.

The team would train on Tuesday morning at the National Stadium, Abuja before heading out to Kaduna.

Arsenal prodigy Alex Iwobi was the first overseas –based player to arrive in the Super Eagles’ camp in Abuja, on Sunday, before Turkey –based Umar Aminu and Godfrey Oboabona, and John Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo and Aaron Samuel.

England –based goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, defenders Efe Ambrose and Abdullahi Shehu, midfielders Kelechi Iheanacho and Azubuike Okechukwu and forwards Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Victor Moses and Fanendo Adi were being expected to land in Abuja on Monday night.

South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, defenders Stanley Amuzie and Elderson Echiejile and midfielder Ogenyi Onazi would arrive in Lagos on Monday night and travel to Abuja by first flight on Tuesday.

Germany –based defender Leon Balogun, who has hamstring trouble, is being programmed for the return leg in Alexandria on Tuesday next week.

Meanwhile, Assistant coach of Egypt’s national team, Osama Nabih has identified three factors that could derail his side’s chances of positing creditable results against Nigeria in this month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying matches.

Three-time champions, Nigeria will face Egypt in the first of two 2017 Afcon qualifiers at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on March 25 with the return fixture coming up four later at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

Egypt is leading Group G with six points, two ahead of second-placed Nigeria.

Only the group winners are guaranteed automatic qualification for the 2017 Afcon.


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