AFCON 2015 watch: Ten Eagles in

  • Keshi says it’s Must Win Game


  • Aluko, Akpan amongst first to arrive


  • Full Camp Expected Tuesday


Ten members of Nigeria’s Super Eagles were in camp yesterday as more were being awaited at the time of this report.

As at 3pm on Monday, at least ten players had arrived at the team’s camp with training expected to commence on Tuesday Morning at the training pitch of the Abuja National Stadium.

All other players invited for the game are expected on Tuesday before dinner time.

Among the early arrivals are Omatsone Aluke of Hull City, Hope Akpan, Babatunde Michael, Noskhare Igiebor, who recently relocated to Israel, Aaron Samuel, Gbolahan Salami of Warri Wolves, his team captain in Warri, towering Azubuike Egwuekwe, Emem Eduok , Chigozie Agbim and leading Nigerian league scorer, Ighodalo Osaguona.

Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, said he was impressed by the response of the players because of the need to bond well before the first leg game against Sudan.

“The response so far has been wonderful and I am in touch with those who are yet to arrive and they will surely be here on time for proper preparation against Sudan.

Speaking in the same vein, re-elected member of the NFF Executive Committee, Chief Felix Anyansi Agwu, said the new  board under the leadership Amaju Pinnick is determined to not only qualify Nigeria for the Maroc 2015 Nations Cup but also to retain the trophy.


“We have the experience of a lot of the executive committee members and the President is determined that we will reach our destination, that is why we are meeting this week to chat the way forward for the national teams,” he declared.
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