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Super Eagles camp opens ahead of maiden clash with Central African Republic

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Ahead of the Group C World Cup qualifying match with the Central African Republic (CAR), players of the Super Eagles are expected in camp from Monday.

This is in preparation for Thursday’s match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. It will be first time both Nigeria and CAR will be engaged in a fixture at football’s highest level.

A top official of the NFF confirmed that most if not all the players in the list from the United Kingdom will form the early birds in camp while the rest of the players will come in on Tuesday for a full training session on Wednesday morning.

“Most of the players in United Kingdom are expected in camp on Monday morning because the arrangement was that after club engagement Sunday afternoon, they should start coming.

“All have confirmed flights to Lagos in the evening,” he remarked.

Expectedly, Kelechi Iheanacho who was on score sheet for Leicester FC 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, Leon Balogun, William Ekong, Joe Aribo and captain Ahmed Musa who star for Fatih Karagumuk in Turkey are among the players expected on Monday morning.

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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