Super Eagles' camp open with Ezenwa, Onyekuru

Henry Onyekuru and Ikechukwu are expected to be first in camp as Nigeria's Super Eagles kick start preparations for Saturday's AFCON Qualifier at Seychelles.

According to a statement made available by the Nigeria Football Federation, Turkey –based forward Henry Onyekuru will be the first player to arrive at the Savoy Hotel Resort and Spa on Monday morning.

He should have landed in Victoria at 11am on Monday, to be followed by goalkeeper Ezenwa, who will arrive with the Nigeria –based members of the technical crew and backroom staff.

All the other players on Gernot Rohr’s 24 –man roster will arrive at the team hotel on Tuesday, with one group to come in before breakfast and another group expected at lunchtime.

Rohr has included three goalkeepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and seven forwards in his list for the crucial match, with four other players on standby.

The Super Eagles and the Pirates clash at the 10,000 –capacity Stade Linite in a Group E, Matchday 2 encounter on Saturday, starting from 4.30pm Seychelles time (1.30pm Nigeria time), with both teams in need of the three points after losing their respective openers to the campaign 15 months ago.

Libya top Group E following a 5-1 whiplash of Seychelles (who have installed a new coach in Gavin Jeanne), with South Africa second after beating the Super Eagles 2-0 in Uyo.

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