Eagles’ Seychelles camp comes alive with 18 players

Super Eagles camp in Victoria, Mahé Island in Seychelles has come alive following the arrival of six more players on Tuesday afternoon, which has brought the number of players at the team’s Savoy Hotel Resort and Spa to 18, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. Two more were being expected for later on Tuesday.

By Tuesday morning, there were 12 players in all: Henry Onyekuru, Kenneth Omeruo, Francis Uzoho, Semi Ajayi, Samuel Kalu, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Chidozie Awaziem, Kelechi Nwakali, Bryan Idowu, Simeon Nwankwo and Joel Obi.

In the afternoon, Saudi Arabia-based Ahmed Musa, alongside Ogenyi Onazi, Odion Ighalo, Germany-based Jamilu Collins and the England-based duo of Oghenekaro Etebo and Leon Balogun arrived camp and joined the team for lunch.

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa (from Nigeria) and Daniel Akpeyi (from South Africa) were being expected to arrive in camp before dinner.

The development means the technical crew can concentrate on the training sessions ahead of Saturday’s game. Three players: Alex Iwobi, Olaoluwa Aina and William Ekong withdrew from the game due to injuries.

Eagles look to garner all three points against the Pirates on Saturday to restore their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track following the reverse against South Africa in Uyo on Matchday 1 in June 2017.