Turkey-based Kenneth Omeruo and Wilfred Ndidi from Belgian club Genk are the only two players y...
Turkey-based Kenneth Omeruo and Wilfred Ndidi from Belgian club Genk are the only two players yet to join up with the Super Eagles in France ahead of Friday’s friendly against Mali.
Omeruo has encountered a hitch with his visa, while Ndidi is involved in a playoff game against Charleroi.
The roll call of players in camp are: Odion Ighalo, Ogenyi Onazi, Brown Ideye, Carl Ikeme, Alex Iwobi, Shehu Abdullahi, Umar Aminu, Kingsley Madu, Moses Simon, Elderson Echiejile, Leon Balogun, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Musa Muhammed, Etebo Oghenekaro, Babatunde Michael, Raheem Lawal, Gbenga Arokoyo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Daniel Akpeyi and William Troost Ekong.
The Super Eagles are therefore good to go for victory against their Malian counterparts in Friday’s international friendly match at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen, France, according to interim Head Coach, Salisu Yusuf.
Yusuf, who is assisted by Imama Amapakabo and Kennedy Boboye, have worked with a relatively young team in three training sessions but says there is belief in the squad going into the clash with the fellow West Africans.
Yes, we have had only three training sessions. But they were very good sessions and the team has bonded very well. We expect to go all out even though it is a friendly match,” he said.
We are working with players who have self –belief and there is excellent team spirit.
Friday’s match is the first of a two –game arrangement that will see the Super Eagles leave for Luxembourg City on Saturday, to play that country’s team on Tuesday night.