Super Eagles Prepare For CAR Matches As Camp Opens

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, arrived in Lagos on Saturday to set the tone for his team’s preparations for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying double header against the Central African Republic (CAR).

Nigeria will host CAR in Lagos on Thursday and then travel to Douala, Cameroon for the reverse fixture, which holds on 10th of October, 2021.

According to team officials, the players were expected to arrive in Lagos after their weekend matches in Europe. Training will commence when all the invited players arrive in Lagos.

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Apart from Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi, who will not participate in the matches due to injuries, the 22 players listed for the game will move into the Eko Hotel camp on arrival.

Super Eagles Media Officer, Femi Raji, said yesterday that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has ensured that the logistics are right for the team’s arrival, adding, “every member of the support staff will move into the camp today.”

The early arrivals will train at the hotel’s facilities, including the gymnasium, “before moving to the Teslim Balogun Stadium when all the players arrive.”

Nigeria tops the group with six points after victories against  Liberia in Lagos and Cape Verde in Mindelo respectively. Six points from the games against CAR will secure the Super Eagles passage to the last round of the Qatar 2022 qualifying series, African zone.

Meanwhile, reports from Leicester say Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, is in for a long spell on the sidelines through injury.

Already, Watford midfielder, Etebo Oghenkaro, has been ruled out of action for six months, meaning that apart from missing the rest of the World Cup qualifiers, he will also completely miss the Cameroon 2022 African Cup of Nations.


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