Eagles Return To Camp Next Week


Nigeria’s Super Eagles will return to camp on Thursday, 23 September ahead of their African  Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea.

The senior national team that beat Madagascar 2-0 in their first match of the qualifying  series in Calabar will converge at their camp at NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja.

Caretaker coach of the team, Austin Eguavoen said the squad won’t be different from the team  that played Madagascar. The former international met with officials of the Nigeria Football  Federation, NFF on Wednesday to iron out details of the match and said the squad will once  again see a contingent of 10 players from the domestic league.

“I met with the officials on Wednesday and we have discussed details of the match. We agreed  to have 10 home-based players for the game.

“The whole team will leave for Conakry on a chartered flight on 8 October,” Eguavoen said.  The local lads will be joined by 12 Europe-based professionals, expected to be led by  skipper Joseph Yobo.

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There were some doubts about Eguavoen’s availability for the game following the uncertainty  at the federation, but the former defender quelled any such talk.

“It’s another opportunity to serve my country and I am proud to have been asked to be in  charge of the team. It’s a call to service and I love the challenge,” he stated.

Guinea lead the group on goal difference after an emphatic 4-1 victory away to Ethiopia on  Match Day One and Eguavoen is under no illusions as to what needs to be done.

“We‘ll work very hard for maximum points, although victory won‘t come easy.

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