Nigeria’s Super Eagles have started preparations ahead of their opening 2022 World Cup qualifying match against Liberia on Friday.
Gernot Rohr’s men will host the Lone Stars at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Friday evening. The camp opened on Monday while training started fully today.
Rohr has been forced to deal with the withdrawals of Frank Onyeka and Kevin Akpoguma due to Covid-19, but a majority of the players invited are in camp.
Rohr will have a full squad available for the clash on Friday, but he will be without seven UK players for Nigeria’s second game against Cape Verde.
The Super Eagles take on the Blue Sharks on September 7 but won’t be able to feature players in England and Scotland as Cape Verde is on the UK’s red list.
Rohr is not happy that he won’t be able to count on the services of these players, but he has already called up seven replacements.
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