Players Still Absent at Super Eagles’ Camp a Day to Departure for AFCON
Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ camp is still awaiting the arrival of a number of players for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon that will begin on Sunday, January 9, and Nigerians have lambasted the absentee players for lack of seriousness.
The Eagles are expected to depart for Garoau in Cameroon on Wednesday.
Nigerians pointed to the example of Sadio Mane and Edouard Mendy who, after two hours of their EPL match (Chelsea versus Liverpool), left for Senegalese camp to team up with other players in preparation for AFCON.
Fans in Nigeria want the trio of Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi to learn from the Senegalese players.
Musa was said to have watched NPFL fixture between Kano Pillars and Enyimba at the weekend, while Eguavoen and a few Super Eagles players were in Abuja.
Also, Leicester duo of Ndidi and Iheanacho had their weekend EPL match postponed, but they are yet to hit the Eagles’ camp in Abuja.
“The indiscipline noticed during Gernot Rohr’s reign is still raising its very ugly head,” one sports analyst pointed out yesterday.
“Players’ commitment should be evaluated before being invited to National Team,” he added.
Ahmed Musa however joined the Eagles’ camp later on Monday in Abuja to bring the number of players to 14.
Those in the team’s camp include Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal), Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France), Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus), Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos, Greece), Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic), Chidozie Awaziem (Alayanspor, Turkey), Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia) and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa).
Others are Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain), Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), John Noble (Enyimba FC) and Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany).
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