Iwobi, Ola Aina Arrive in Paris As Eagles’ Camp Bubbles With 19 Players
The tempo is the Super Eagles’ Paris camp was revved up a notch yesterday when London-based Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina arrived to join their mates in preparing for Thursday’s friendly game against Togo.
With Iwobi and Aina in town, the number of players in the camp preparing for the June 1 friendly match against the Hawks of Togo in France in now 19.The Eagles, who forced the national team of the Island of Corsica to a 1-1 draw during the first friendly at Ajaccio, will start heading back to Nigeria to begin final preparations for the 2019 AFCON qualifying match against South Africa in Uyo on June 10.
According to reports from France, Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Olarewaju Kayode arrived in the camp shortly before Iwobi and Aina made their entrance.
Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored the Eagles’ equaliser against Corsica last Friday, left the camp for London, where he is expected to complete his move to West Ham United, which has indicated interest in the top finisher.
The players will continue their battle for selection by the Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, who is expected to release a fresh list for the Eagles AFCON qualifier against South Africa.
Reports indicate that the Eagles will have a short break after the June 10 game against South Africa before reconvening for the Russia 2018 back to back games against Cameroun in late August and early September.