International friendly: 16 Eagles in camp for Congo, Cameroon

Super Eagles players in training

By Toby Prince

Super Eagles in training
Super Eagles in training

Ahead of the international friendly matches between the Super Eagles of Nigeria, DR Congo and Cameroon in Belgium, 16 players are already in camp for the encounters.

The most recent arrival was C.F. Uniao of Portugal midfielder, Shehu Abdulahi, who arrived the Eagles’ Verviers Hotel Monday night as confirmed by the Super Eagles official twitter account.

Portugal based Abdulahi arrived The Verviers Hotel in Belgium last night to swell the number of players in camp to 16.

The Eagles had their first training session at the R. Battice FC training ground on Monday evening.

Those in camp include England-based trio John Obi Mikel, Odion Ighalo and Carl Ikeme, along with defenders Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose, William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun.

Others are midfielders Sylvester Igbonu, Rabiu Ibrahim, Ogenyi Onazi and Obiora Nwankwo, who are joined by forwards Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Emmanuel Emenike and Alex Iwobi.

Information on the NFF official say the team will train twice on Tuesday (10am and 4pm) at the same venue.

Still expected in camp is Rizespor defender, Godfrey Oboabona, who is having visa issues in Turkey as his international passport is yet to be released by the Belgian Embassy in that country.

Nigeria tackle The Leopards of DRC on Thursday in Vise. Kickoff time is 7pm. They face The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon three days later in Denderleeuw by 6pm.