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AFCON: Super Eagles to hold first training session in Dubai as camping begins

Some players of the Super Eagles have arrived at the United Arab Emirates as the training for the African Cup of Nations begins today.

Super Eagles will camp in Dubai before flying back to Lagos from where they will storm Cote D’Ivoire to contest for the fourth AFCON title.

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Kenneth Omeruo and Olorunleke Ojo were part of the National team contingent that departed Nigeria for Dubai via EgyptAir at about 3:30pm on Tuesday Afternoon.

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The contingent also included team officials such as NFF Assistant Secretary General, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme, Kit manager and assistant, Chidi and Mohammed Isa, as well as the team doctor.

All the players, except Samuel Chukwueze, who was permitted to play in AC Milan’s Coppa Italia game yesterday, were expected to arrive in the camp as scheduled.

The training is expected to be handled by Coach Jose Paseiro who has also arrived in Dubai with his backroom staff Tuesday.

Paseiro last week released a 25-man squad list to prosecute the game at the African showpiece where Nigeria is drawn in group A alongside host, Cote D’Ivoire, Equitorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau