Super Eagles jet in to Uyo ahead of Zambia clash

Nigeria’s foreign-based contingent jetted in to Uyo on Monday, ahead of this weekend’s crucial World Cup Group B qualifier against Zambia.

It is an important clash for both countries as a victory for the hosts would guarantee their qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, whereas Chipolopolo need a win to keep their own slim hopes alive.

Nonetheless, it would appear to be a stiff challenge for Zambia at the Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo, as the Super Eagles have called on some of their overseas stars to come home and get the job done.

The Complete Sports Nigeria website confirmed that 14 of the major stars in Gernot Rohr’s squad had arrived in the country, with their first training session for the camp starting on Tuesday.

The publication said: “No fewer than 14 players are expected in the Super Eagles camp at Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort in Uyo.

“Captain John Mikel Obi will lead the likes of Odion Ighalo, Leon Balogun, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, Anthony Nwakaeme, Ogenyi Onazi, Shehu Abdulahi, Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho. Other players expected on Monday are Victor Moses, William Troost Ekong, and Elderson Echiejile.

“According to the schedule released by the Nigeria Football Federation, through their official Twitter handle, the Super Eagles will hold their first training session on Tuesday, and the fans and media will be allowed to watch the session.”

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