Onyekuru, Simon, Aina, 4 Others Hit Super Eagles Camp in Asaba

Onyekuru, Simon, Aina, 4 Others Hit Super Eagles Camp in Asaba

By Johnny Edward:

Galatasaray forward, Henry Onyekuru and six other invited Super Eagles players arrived the Elomaz Hotel in Asaba, Delta State on Monday ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Onyekuru who ended his six-game goal drought in style scoring twice to help Galatasaray to a 3-0 win over Kayserispor in a Turkish Super Lig game last Saturday led the likes of Moses Simon and Ola Aina to the camp on Monday.

 

Other early arrivals to the Super Eagles camp include the quartet of Mikel Agu, Olamilekan Adeleye, Jamilu Collins and Enyimba goalkeeper, Theophilus Afelokhai.

 

Other players like Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu and Samuel Chukwueze are expected later in camp on Tuesday.

 

Completesportsnigeria.com checks reveal that the team will train tomorrow at the Stephen Keshi stadium and that will be open to the public, while the other training session from Wednesday will be behind closed doors.

 

The squad is due to fly out to Johannesburg on a chartered flight Friday morning.

 

The Super Eagles will look to garner all three points against the Bafana Bafana on Saturday to seal qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations in Cameroon after missing out on the last two editions in 2015 and 2017.

Nigeria top Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers with nine points, one more than Bafana Bafana who sit in the second position with eight points.

 

Libya occupies the third position with four points, while Seychelles, with one point, are at the bottom.

 

The AFCON qualifier against South Africa will be played on November 17 at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg and three days later, the Eagles will host Uganda in a friendly in Asaba.

COMMENTS

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  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 1 month ago

    UP SUPER EAGLE OF NIGERIA.

  • PREDICT AND WIN $100!
    STARTING 11 and the FINAL SCORE.

    If you predict correctly the atarting 11 and final score before the release of SE team list you will win $100.

    Lets make the forum more lively and be a blessing to young forumites back home.

    I encourage Edoman and as many as are regulars here that are based in Europe and America to spread some love around.
    It is a season of giving and sharing.

    If there are multiple winners, they will share the hundred dollars.

    Good luck Super eagles.

    • Eagles lineup

      Ezenwa
      Collins Ekong Balogun Shehu
      Etebo Ogu
      Musa Iwobi Kalu
      Succes

      Scoreline : South Africa 1- 2 Nigeria

    • Innoson 1 month ago

      Line up
      Ezenwa
      Shehu Balogun Ekong Collins
      Etebo Agu
      Musa Iwobi Kalu
      success

    • Success

      Musa Iwobi Kalu

      Ogu Agu (It should have been Etebo, but Ogu’s height will complement Agu, as Ndidi’s used to complete Etebo).

      Collins Troost Omeruo Aina

      Akpeyi (Afelokahi should have had this, but something tells me Rohr will hand it to Akepyi. He seem match fit too and was brilliant in the match against Kaizer Chiefs FC which ended 0-0 and had SA keeper Khune at the other end. Also, Akpeyi captained his team, Chippa United FC).

      FINAL SCORELINE Nigeria 3:1 South Africa

    • Ikeben 1 month ago

      Starting 11
      Theophilus
      Collins, Ekong, Balogun, Aina
      Agu,Iwobi,Ogu
      Musa,Success,Henry

      Score 3:0

    • Ezenwa

      Aina Ekong Balogun Collins

      Etebo Ogu Iwobi Musa Iheanacho Kalu

      Nigeria 3 vs South Africa 2

    • Felix 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Aina Troost Balogun Collins
      Etebo Ogu
      Iwobi
      Musa Success Kalu

      Nigeria 3 vs South Africa 1

    • Uzoma 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Success Henry
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

    • Felicity O. 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Success Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

    • Uba O. 1 month ago

      Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Success Kalu
      Nigeria 5 vs 2 South Africa

    • Stat on 1 month ago

      Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Success Kalu
      Nigeria 2 vs 1 South Africa

    • Felix O. 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Success Kalu
      Nigeria 1 vs 2 South Africa

    • Felo U. U. 1 month ago

      Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

    • Chuba 1 month ago

      Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Kalu
      Nigeria 5 vs 2 South Africa

    • Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Henry
      Nigeria 3 vs 1 South Africa

    • Michael F. O. 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Kalu
      Nigeria 3 vs 1 South Africa

    • Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Chukwueze
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

    • Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Chukwueze
      Nigeria 3 vs 1 South Africa

    • Kingfel 1 month ago

      Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Agu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Kalu
      Nigeria 3 vs 1 South Africa

    • Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Onyekuru Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

    • SammyU 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Simon Musa Onyekuru
      Nigeria 4 vs 3 South Africa

    • Ochuzo 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Simon Musa Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 3 South Africa

    • Samonu 1 month ago

      Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Simon Musa Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 3 South Africa

    • Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Onyekuru Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 3 South Africa

    • Odehs 1 month ago

      Akpeyi
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Onyekuru Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

    • Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Simon Musa Kalu
      Nigeria 5 vs 2 South Africa

    • Silver 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

    • Mannun 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Onyekuru
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

    • Ezenwa
      Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 3 South Africa

    • Heavenly 1 month ago

      Ezenwa
      Omeruo Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Kalu
      Nigeria 3 vs 2 South Africa

    • Ezenwa
      Omeruo Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Simon Musa Kalu
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

    • Ezenwa
      Omeruo Balogun Ekong Collins
      Ogu Etebo
      Iwobi
      Musa Iheanacho Henry
      Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

  • Are earbuds allowed by FIFA? If so, I think the players should be allowed to wear at least one earbud to muffle the maddening sounds of vuvuzelas. NFF should act fast.

  • Starting lineup South Africa vs Nigeria:
    Akpeyi, Balogun, Kenneth, Troost, Iwobi, Ogu, Etebo, Musa, Iheanacho, Aina, Idowu.
    South Africa 1-1 Nigeria

  • Line up:

    Success

    Musa Iwobi Kalu

    Ogu Agu

    Collins Troost Omeruo Aina

    Akpeyi

    Result Nigeria 2:0 South Africa

    • Thank god you are not the coach

      • None of us here are the coach and we will all have a different line up in mind based on our observations of the players. Some will even use sentiment.

        I’ve not seen your own prediction though

  • as for me,prediction doesnt matter….my utmost concern is for us to win

  • Super eagle remains focus as you are aiming for 3 points in SA,  No tension and panic for Nalja is solely behind you, I urge you to keep the flag flying in SA this forth coming Saturday, 

  • Good news. I hope NFF and the coach consider jet lag for this traveling arrangement. I expect SE to have settled in SA on a day to the match not on air traveling.

    • They arrive either Thursday evening or Friday morning depending on news reports.
      Friday morning should be ok. There is only one hour time difference between Nigeria and South Africa so jet lag will not be an issue, just adequate rest after the flight and light training Friday evening and Saturday morning before the match

    • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

      The team departs asaba for Lagos to jo’burg on thursday evening after their thursday evening training session. Lagos to Joburg is about 5hrs. They’ll arrive joburg early friday morning and head to rest in their hotels..then they train at the soccer city on Friday evening…..presumably their last training session before the game

  • Ezenwa
    Shehu Ekong Balogun Collins
    Etebo Ogu
    Iwobi
    Simon Musa Kalu

    Nigeria 3 vs South Africa 2

  • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

    Allnigeriasoccer.com has been informed that Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr will begin observing the national team players on November 13 when they hold their first workout on grass.

    Except there is a last-minute change of plans, the Super Eagles are due to train at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday, starting from 1000 hours.

    Normally, the squad trains in the gym in the mornings before their evening sessions but the German football tactician wants to begin preparations in earnest bearing it in mind that the team will jet out to Johannesburg on Thursday.

    The second workout which will hold at the same venue will begin at approximately 1600 hours.

    It is envisaged that Rohr will have the full complement of players in the second training session on grass, including the likes of Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Stoke City’s Oghenekaro Etebo.

    The players in camp as at the time of filing this report are : Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Theophilus Afelokhai, Olamilekan Adeleye, Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Henry Onyekuru, Moses Simon, Jamilu Collins and Mikel Agu.

    https://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=29967

    • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

      The indication there is is that the eagles can still have btw 4-5 training sessions before the game on Saturday. That is the dilemma national team coaches face….they hardly ever have more than 3 or 4 days training with the team before matches, and that is why they are always reluctant to invite new players excessively into the team or make wholesome changes to their lineups, unless there is a major absence or crisis in a particular position.

  • abdulrahman 1 month ago

    line ups:Afelokhai, Collins, ekong,Ola aina, omeruo,etebo,John Ogu,Alex iwobi,Henry oyekuru,Musa and success
    score line:3-1 Nigeria to win

    • God bless you Abdulrahman, I prefer Afelokhai on post than others. Akpeyi is NO NO. As we can see in the 1st game and beside SA team know his weakness as he is not new to them,

  • Year1914 1 month ago

    Super Eagles line up vs South Africa

    Daniel Akpeyi
    Bryan Idowu
    Troost
    Kenneth Omeruo
    Leon Balogun
    Oghenekaro Etebo
    Mikel Agu
    John Ogu
    Alex Iwobi
    Moses Simon
    Ahmed Musa

  • felicitas 1 month ago

    Akpeyi
    Aina Ekong Balogun Collins
    Etebo Ogu
    Iwobi
    Musa Success Kalu
    Nigeria 2 vs South Africa 1

  • Akpeyi
    Aina Ekong Balogun Collins
    Etebo Ogu
    Iwobi
    Musa Onyekuru Kalu
    Nigeria 3 vs South Africa 1

  • Victor Ibiwoye 1 month ago

    Ezenwa, Aina, Ekong, Balogun, Collins, Etebo, Agu, Musa, Iwobi, Iheanacho, Success. Nigeria 2 South Africa 0

  • Presh 1 month ago

    A times I wonder. Stupidness too much. Why Asaba. Cos govt are paying? Transport players from Lagos or Abuja to different hub. Make a super eagles statuary please NFF. All these inadequate pitch travelling long haul don’t help. Strikers Lagos should come back to its glory days,make it out Wembley,so they can travel back easily. Super Eagles goodluck.

  • akpeyi,aina,ekong,balogun,collins,etebo,ogu,iwobi,kalu,success,musa

  • who dey talk akpeyi here…..am nt against him bt……i dnt lyk that expensive joke

    • I said Akpeyi rather than Afelokhai and I’ll tell you why. Communication between the players are crucial in this tie. Communication and rapport between the keeper and defenders is paramount.
      Akpeyi has kept goal with the central defenders before and will know how to communicate with them and when to. Afelokhai has not played with these players and will have to establish a rapport with them.
      In the long run I would hope that Afelokhai replaces either Ezenwa or Akpeyi in the set up, but this is not the game to make unnecessary changes. 
      One mistake can jeopardise our qualification. I would expect to see Afelokhai keep goal against Uganda and other friendlier inthe fun up to AFCON proper. Inthe same way a series of friendlies was arranged to settle Uzoho in the rinup to the World Cup.
      But for this week we need a settled side to fascilitate communication, rythmn and teamwork

      • Akpeyi is my man all day long. Like Drey and Ayphills once said, there is no goal keeper crisis in the super eagles.

        Yes, we don’t have ‘world class goalkeepers’ however any of Uzoho, Akpeyi and Ezenwa are “adequate” enough for me.

        In the absence of Uzoho and owing to Ezenwa’s recent inactivity, Akpeyi is “adequate” enough to do a decent job all day.

        Even when Uzoho returns, the search for a top quality goal keeper for the continues.

  • Akpeyi
    Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
    Etebo Ogu
    Kalu Iwobi Musa
    Success
    South Africa 0 vs 4 Nigeria

  • Samson O 1 month ago

    Ezenwa
    Aina Ekong Balogun Collins
    Ogu Etebo
    Iwobi
    Musa Onyekuru Kalu

    Nigeria 4 vs South Africa 2

  • Ezenwa
    Aina Balogun Ekong Collins
    Ogu Etebo
    Iwobi
    Simon Musa Kalu
    Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa

  • McDon 1 month ago

    Ezenwa
    Omeruo Balogun Ekong Collins
    Ogu Etebo
    Iwobi
    Musa Iheanacho Kalu
    Nigeria 4 vs 2 South Africa