Get ready for Super Eagles action as camp opens on September 6th for the final AFCON (Africa Cup of Nations) 2023 qualifier against São Tomé and Principe. The match is set for September 10th in Uyo.
Newbies Victor Boniface, Gift Orban, and Jordan Torunarigha join the squad, while Tyronne Ebuehi and Jamilu Collins make a comeback to the team.
Stars like Kelechi Iheanacho, William Troost-Ekong, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Wilfred Ndidi, and Samuel Chukwueze are among the players who are invited.
The Super Eagles and Guinea-Bissau have already qualified for next year’s AFCON in Côte d’Ivoire.
Teams must proceed through a qualification process in order to be eligible for AFCON.
The bottom-ranked clubs have to advance past a preliminary round that has about 12 teams paired up in six games that will be played over two legs. The six winners proceeded to join 42 other players in the group stage, while the teams with the lowest goals were eliminated.
The 12 groups of four (Groups A–L) made up of the 48 surviving teams then play against each other.
The top two finishers in each group go on to the AFCON, but the bottom two in each group are eliminated. In doing so, the final tournament’s 24 qualifiers are created.
Simha Asuquo contributes from Lagos, Nigeria