Nations Cup Qualifier: 13 Local Players Begin Training


At least 13 home-based players reported to the NICON Luxury Hotel camp of the Super  Eagles in Abuja ahead of preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against  Guinea in Conakry on 10 October.

Spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Robinson Okosun, said only two  players from the list of 15 local players called up by caretaker coach, Austin Eguavoen,  were yet to arrive.

He disclosed that one of the players is former Kano Pillars’ attacking winger, Ahmed  Musa, who was part of the Flying Eagles players that faced Mauritius in an African Youth  Championship (AYC) qualifier last Sunday.

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“We have 13 players from the list of 15 home-based players called up since camp opened on  Sunday. I know that one of the two players not in camp is Ahmed Musa. He was part of the  Under-20 that played Mauritius at the weekend but we expect that he should join the team  on Tuesday,” Okosun said.

The players held their first training with the coaches led by Austin Eguavoen in Abuja  yesterday.

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