Chelsea’s duo of John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses are some of
the players expected in Abuja today, as the Super Eagles camp opens
ahead of this weekend’s 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Algeria.
Others are Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi.
According to the team’s Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, coach Gernot
Rohr wants the squad to begin training, before they leave for Uyo, where
the game will be played.
The players are expected to train until Wednesday or Thursday, before they fly out to the Akwa Ibom capital.
Ibitoye revealed that Rohr has appealed to the players to arrive
early enough, to enable him have a proper assessment and plan his
“The Super Eagles camp will open in Abuja (Monday) today. All the
invited players are expected to report to camp. They will begin training
tomorrow morning, this is to afford the coach have enough number
players to work with. Eagles might be departing Abuja for Uyo either
Wednesday or Thursday,” Ibitoye explained.
“All logistics for the players to deliver would be provided. Rohr has
declared that the game would be approached with high level of
Nigeria will be seeking to extend their lead at the top of the African qualifying Group B.
The Super Eagles defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola in the first round of fixtures, while Algeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Cameroon.
Algeria’s new head coach, Georges Leekens, has named a strong squad
for the encounter, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani, etc
expected to do battle against Rohr’s men.