Stand
–in skipper Ahmed Musa and 21 other invited Super Eagles have arrived in Uyo
ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya.
The
arrivals enabled Coach Gernot Rohr and crew to organize a full training session
on Tuesday evening, as the three –time African champions prepare to pluck all
three points from the Group E pace –setters.
Goalkeepers
Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi, as well as defenders William
Ekong, Semi Ajayi, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Jamilu Collins, Abdullahi
Shehu, Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo are among those at the Ibom Meridien
Hotels and Resort.
There
are also midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Samuel Kalu, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu and
Oghenekaro Etebo, and forwards Isaac Success, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Henry
Onyekuru and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Only
Russia –based wing back Bryan Idowu and China –based forward Odion Ighalo are
being expected on Wednesday.
The
Mediterranean Knights (Libya) top Group E with four points (from their defeat of
Seychelles and draw with South Africa), while South Africa (winner over Nigeria
before they drew with Libya) are second and Nigeria, who lost to South Africa
and defeated Seychelles, lie third.
The
Libyan Football Federation confirmed on Monday that a 54 –man delegation
comprising players, technical crew, backroom staff and LFF officials will fly
into Ibom International Airport, Uyo aboard a chartered aircraft on Thursday.
Match
officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the referee
assessor from Mali and the security officer from South Africa, will arrive in
Nigeria on Thursday and then fly to Uyo on Friday morning.

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