AFCON: Ighalo, 2 others absent as Super Eagles arrive Cameroon


By Muhyideen Jimoh

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have landed at Garoua, Cameroon, four days ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations aboard an Air Peace chartered flight.

Twenty-five players, coaches and other officials left through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday night.

However, Odion Ighalo of Al-Shabab (Saudi Arabia), Jamilu Collins of SC Padeborn 07 (Germany) and Tyrone Ebuehi of Venezia FC (Italy) did not make the camp and are expected to join the team in Cameroon.

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The Austin Eguavoen-tutored team had their last training session in Abuja on Wednesday morning before departing Nigeria.

The Super Eagles who are in Group D will open their campaign in Garoua against Egypt on Tuesday, Sudan on Jan. 15 and Guinea Bissau on Jan. 19.

The 33rd AFCON takes place in Cameroon between Jan. 9 to Feb. 6.


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