22 May 2018

Nigeria: Russia 2018 - Iheanacho, Ndidi, 5 Others Join Super Eagles' Camp

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Super Eagles (file photo)

The Super Eagles' pre-World Cup training camp in Uyo swelled on Tuesday with the arrival of Leicester City's duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, as well as five others.

Kenneth Omeruo, Tyronne Ebuehi, France-based Chidozie Awaziem, Bulgaria-based Stephen Eze and goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye were amongst the latest arrivals

Team vice-captain Ogenyi Onazi, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Junior Lokosa who were amongst the camp's early birds took part in physical training on Tuesday.

The latest arrivals brings to 13 the total number of players currently at the Ibom Meridian Hotel camp.

The other players, with the exception of China-based duo of team captain Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo, are expected to arrive before full training commences on Wednesday.

The Super Eagles are due to face Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in Port Harcourt as part of their build-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

NAN also reports that coach Gernot Rohr and the players were spotted at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

It was the venue of the friendly match between the Super Eagles Team B and Spainish clubside Atletico Madrid.

The UEFA Europa League champions had defeated the Nigerian side 3-2 at the end of a pulsating encounter to lift the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup.(NAN)

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