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Iwobi, Dessers, Akpoguma, others hit Super Eagles camp in Austria

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Players have started arriving at the Super Eagles’ Hotel die Zeit an der Glan in Austria on Monday, ahead of the international friendly matches against African champions Algeria and Tunisia.

Forwards Samuel Kalu, Moses Simon and Chidera Ejuke, defender Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and goalkeeper Mathew Yakubu were in the early birds’ corp.

Hours later, England –based defenders William Ekong, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi and Olaoluwa Aina, as well as forward Kelechi Iheanacho landed in Austria.

Right behind them were goalkeeper Dele Alampasu, defender Jamilu Collins, midfielder Frank Onyeka and forwards Cyril Dessers and Alex Iwobi.

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The other invited players were being expected in camp by Monday night.

Akpoguma, Omeruo, 14 Others Arrive At Super Eagles Camp In Austria ::  Nigerian Football News - Soccernet.ngAlso, as he countenances imminent approval of his international switch to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, former Germany U20 captain Kevin Akpoguma has arrived at the team’s hotel in Austria to familiarise with the Nigeria set-up and bond with the other players.

Three-time African champions Nigeria file out against the in-form Fennecs at the Jacques Lemans Arena on Friday before taking on 2004 African champions Tunisia at the same venue on Tuesday next week.

Coach Gernot Rohr would have to do without three of his initial invitees, with Turkey-based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo suffering a knock on Sunday, following an earlier injury to Wilfred Ndidi and permission granted Italy –based forward Victor Osimhen to sit out the matches.

It is the first gathering of the Super Eagles this year, with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down football globally since the month of March, just before a quick-fire double AFCON qualifying series with Sierra Leone that will now hold in November.

Match organisers, Eurodata Sport has clarified that no fan will be allowed inside the stadium for any of the two matches, in conformity with extant protocols on the coronavirus pandemic.

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