Chelsea’s duo of John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses are some of the players expected in Abuja today, as the Super Eagles camp opens ahead of this weekend’s 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Algeria.
Others are Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi.
According to the team’s Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, coach Gernot Rohr wants the squad to begin training, before they leave for Uyo, where the game will be played.
The players are expected to train until Wednesday or Thursday, before they fly out to the Akwa Ibom capital.
Ibitoye revealed that Rohr has appealed to the players to arrive early enough, to enable him have a proper assessment and plan his tactics.
“The Super Eagles camp will open in Abuja (Monday) today. All the invited players are expected to report to camp. They will begin training tomorrow morning, this is to afford the coach have enough number players to work with. Eagles might be departing Abuja for Uyo either Wednesday or Thursday,” Ibitoye explained.
“All logistics for the players to deliver would be provided. Rohr has declared that the game would be approached with high level of seriousness.”
Nigeria will be seeking to extend their lead at the top of the African qualifying Group B.
The Super Eagles defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola in the first round of fixtures, while Algeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Cameroon.
Algeria’s new head coach, Georges Leekens, has named a strong squad for the encounter, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani, etc expected to do battle against Rohr’s men.