Categories: Sports

AFCON: Three Players Report To Super Eagles Camp As Preparations Begin

Taiwo Awoniyi (L) and John Noble (R) are among the three players that have arrived at the Super Eagles camp. Credit: NFF


Three Super Eagles players have reported to camp in preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament taking place in Cameroon.

The team announced this via its Facebook page on Wednesday, noting that the first player to arrive at the camp was Olisa Ndah, a central defender.

Other players who have arrived are Taiwo Awoniyi and John Noble.

“Olisa Ndah is the first player to arrive at camp. Taiwo Awoniyi and John Noble have arrived at camp… Three players in camp,” it posted.

READ ALSO: Welbeck’s Late Goal Spoils Chelsea’s Title Push

The Super Eagles opened its camp on Wednesday for the commencement of preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

While the 33rd edition of the AFCON will hold in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022, the three-time African champions will be camped at the Bolton White Apartment in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

It is expected that players based in the United Kingdom would report to camp on January 3.

The players are Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Emmanuel Dennis, William Troost-Ekong, Frank Onyeka, Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo.

The team will depart for Garoua, Cameroon on January 6, six days before their opening group game against seven-time champions Egypt.

Nigeria have been drawn in Group B alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

Ignatius Igwe

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

  • Africa

‘Defining Moment’: South Africa Report On Zuma-Era Graft Handed Over

South African investigators on Tuesday handed over the first instalment of a long-awaited report into corruption at the heart of…

1 hour ago
  • Features
  • World News

Nowhere To Hide: Abused Afghan Women Find Shelter Dwindling

  Married off at seven to a man old enough to be her great-grandfather, Fatema endured rapes, beatings, and starvation…

1 hour ago
  • World News

Trump Cancels Press Conference, Biden To Address Divided Nation

  Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly gave up his plan to steal the limelight on the anniversary of the January…

1 hour ago
  • Sports

AFCON: ‘Bring Us The Cup,’ Senegal President Tells Team

  Pre-tournament favourites Senegal head to Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with an added pressure after President…

1 hour ago
  • Sports

AFCON Games To Be Played With 80% Capacity Crowd

  Stadiums at this month's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon will have their capacity capped at 80 percent for…

1 hour ago
  • World News

One Year After Assault, US Capitol Still Licking Its Wounds

Mourn, or move on? A year after the mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, lawmakers are trying…

2 hours ago