Super Eagles’ Training Camp Receives 17 Players, Notable Absences Raise Concern Ahead of Tournament Kick-Off

Super Eagles AFCON 2023 Camp Prepares

As the Super Eagles of Nigeria gear up for the forthcoming AFCON 2023 tournament, a significant portion of the team’s squad, consisting of 17 players, has already arrived at the training camp situated in Abu Dhabi.

Players Arriving at the Camp

Prominent footballers including Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, Moses Simon, and several others have touched down at the training facility, signaling the start of preparations for the highly anticipated football event.

Absentees and Concerns

However, notable absences from the camp, such as Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, and others like William Troost-Ekong and Francis Uzoho, raise concerns about the team’s initial lineup for the tournament.

Injury Worries Impact Squad

Further complicating the situation, Wilfred Ndidi’s absence due to injury has led to his replacement by Alhassan Yusuf, while concerns loom over Kelechi Iheanacho’s fitness, potentially leading to Terem Moffi stepping in as a replacement.

Training Sessions and Preparation

The Super Eagles, according to an official post on their X account, are set to commence training sessions, commencing Wednesday evening, as they gear up for their opening Group A match against Equatorial Guinea on January 14.

AFCON 2023 Kick-Off and Duration

The AFCON 2023 tournament is slated to begin on January 13 and extend till February 11, 2024, marking a crucial period for the Nigerian team as they strive for success in the prestigious African football competition.

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