Super Eagles of Nigeria have kicked off preparations for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
The Super Eagles will first host Benin on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium and then travel to face Lesotho on Sunday, November 16.
The camp opened on Sunday, November 10 with Kenneth Omeruo, Ikechukwue Ezenwa and Samual Kalu the early arrivals.
Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr and some of his backroom staff also reported to camp on Sunday.
Midfielder Mikel Agu arrived in Uyo yesterday morning, while the likes of Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Jamilu Collins, Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem, Ola Aina, Ramon Azeez, Semi Ajayi, Okoye Maduka arrived later on Monday.
Russia-based Bryan Idowu was unable to make the trip due to passport issues and has been replaced by Enyimba defender Ifeanyi Anaemena.
Meanwhile NFF president Amaju Pinnicck said the federation will strengthen some clauses in Rohr’s next contract.