Iwobi, Aribo and Ten Others Lands in Benin City

By Olamide Oyetunji - Super Eagles of Nigeria will file out against the Leone Star of Sierra Leone on Friday 13 at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City and Nigerian stars are beginning to arrive the team’s camp.

The players are arriving as the team camp is gradually swelling up with Maduka Okoye, Ahmed Musa, Oghenekaro Peter Etebo, Joe Aribo, Sebastian Osigwe, William Troost-Ekong, Tyronne Ebuehi, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi, Zaidu Sanusi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Kevin Akpoguma, and Jamilu Collins confirmed to have touched down in Benin City.

Other invited players were being expected in camp in the next couple of hours as the team begins final training for the AFCON qualifying double header against Sierra Leone.

Striker Kelechi Iheanacho and Paul Onuachu were also reported to have landed in the country on Monday and will make their way into the camp at any minute.

Meanwhile, Kenneth Omeruo has been ruled out of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches after the defender suffered injury at his club Leganes while Frank Onyeka and Moses Simon also withdrew.

Nigeria lead Group L in the qualifying series having defeated Benin Republic and Lesotho in 2019 to claim maximum points.

Earlier billed for 2021, the African Cup of nations has been shifted until 2022, no thanks to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic which forced football to be halted across the world for months.

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