2nd September, 2010
The Super Eagles will this evening in Calabar begin the last phase of their preparation forÂ weekendâ€™sÂ 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar.
The Eagles departed Abuja early today for the venue of the match in Cross River State whileÂ their opponents from MadagascarÂ are expected in town today.
All the 23 players invited from Europe and the Nigeria Premier League have reported and haveÂ been training under the watchful eyes of stand-in Coach, Austin Eguavoen. Acting Chief MediaÂ Officer of the Nigeria Football federation, NFF, Robinson Okosun, said Dickson Etuhu of FulhamÂ pulled out of the match against Madagascar at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar due to an ankleÂ injury.
Some of the players available for the tie against Madagascar are: Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama,Â Akpan Bassey of Bayelsa United, Chelseaâ€™s John Mikel Obi, West Bromâ€™s Osaze Odemwingie, ChidiÂ Odiah of CSKA Moscow and Esperance of Tunisiaâ€™s Michael Eneramo.