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Soccer News of Thursday, 30 September 2021


NFF waiting for Rohr’s team list as Eagles’ camp opens October 4

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Nigeria’s preparation for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Central African Republic will begin with the arrival of players to the Eagles’ camp, which will open on Monday, next week.

According to officials of the team, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has started making arrangements for the players’ arrival on Sunday at the team’s Eko Hotels camp.

The Super Eagles will host the Les Fauves of Central African Republic on October 10 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Femi Raji, told The Guardian yesterday that plans were ongoing to ensure Nigeria maintains its winning streak in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying series, which started with a 2-0 defeat of Liberia in Lagos and a 2-1 victory over Cape Verde in Mindelo.
Explaining the team’s programme, Raji said: “The Eagles camp will open next week on October 4 or 5 in Lagos with serious training set to start on October 5.

“The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the coaches are in touch with the players, who will start leaving their clubs immediately after this weekend’s matches in Europe.”

After the game against CAR on October 10, the team will leave for Cameroun for the reverse fixture billed to hold at the Stade De Japoma, Douala, three days later.

Victories in the two games against CAR will all but cement Nigeria’s passage to the knockout stage of the qualifiers, which is the final battle for one of the five World Cup tickets available for African nations.