Super Eagles’ Camp Opens March 22 In Lagos
The Super Eagles’ camp has been confirmed to open on March 22 in Lagos, where the players will gather from their respective bases before heading out for the penultimate match in the 2022 Africa Cu[ of Nations qualifiers, away to The Squirrels of Benin Republic on March 27
Although that match had initially been touted for March 25, it will now hold two days later, meaning the Eagles will have more time to train and acclimatize in Lagos, where they will battle Lesotho at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere in their last game of the qualifiers.
Before hosting Lesotho in the ultimate fixture of the race to Cameroon 2022, Gernot Rohr and his players will concentrate on how to dislodge Benin Republic on March 27 in Port Novo, where they will need just a point to pick the ticket, having won the reverse fixture 2-1 in Benin City with goals by Samuel Kalu and Victor Osimhen after the visitors had taken a shock lead.
Officials have also disclosed that the Eagles will open training camp in Lagos on March 22 and depart for Port Novo on March 25. The team will then welcome Lesotho in their final qualifier on March 30 at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
The Eagles last played at this stadium 10 years ago. Nigeria lead their qualifying group with eight points, while Benin are second on seven points. The Eagles need a point from their last two qualifiers to qualify for the AFCON, which will be played next year in Cameroon.