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Iheanacho, Iwobi, nine other Super Eagles arrive for Qatar 2022 clash vs Liberia

LEICESTER City stars Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi and nine other players were the first set of Super Eagles to arrive in their Eko Hotel camp on Monday for Friday’s clash against Liberia.

The 11 players had gym sessions ahead of the team’s first training session set for Tuesday ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier.

The Super Eagles host the Lone Star of Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos from 5pm on Friday and face Cape Verde in Mindelo four days later.

Defender Kenneth Omeruo was also among the early arrivals who included South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, Everton forward Alex Iwobi and Watford midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo.

Former junior international Kingsley Michael who plays for Bologna, Abia Warriors’ Adekunle Adeleke, Cyprus-based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho as well as forwards Henry Onyekuru and Chidera Ejuke are also in camp.

Team Administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed to thenff.com that 17 other players, including captain Ahmed Musa, defenders William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Abdullahi Shehu, Tyronne Ebuehi and Chidozie Awaziem will arrive later on Monday.

Also scheduled to hit town on Monday are forwards Samuel Kalu, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon and Terem Moffi.

Only midfielder Joe Aribo and forward Paul Onuachu are expected to arrive on Tuesday.

The team will have their first training session at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday.

Friday’s encounter will be the first FIFA World Cup qualifying game in Lagos since the Eagles defeated the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the adjacent National Stadium, Surulere in June 2000.

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