The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles' camp in Asaba on Monday ahead of Friday's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles.
Nigeria have already qualified for the AFCON holding in Egypt in July, with the encounter against Seychelles hardly more than an academic exercise.
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A statement by Ademola Olajire NFF's Director of Communications noted that nine players including forward Ighalo, and midfielders Iwobi and Ajayi were among first arrivals at the team's camp in Asaba.
“Goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi are all in town, as well as home-based professionals Ikouwem Utin, Ndifreke Effiong and Valentine Ozornwafor.
“The bulk of the invited group of 23 will come in on Tuesday, with the international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt on Tuesday next week also in mind,” Olajire said.
Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr called up 23 players for the two matches, with Ikouwem Utin and Effiong leaping onto the list as a result of injuries to Samuel Kalu and Ola Aina.
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The three-time African champions take on the Pirates of Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium from 4 p.m. on Friday.
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