Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Early Arrivals Hit Eagles Camp

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has arrived the country ahead of Nigeria’s 2021 AFCON qualifying double header against Sierra Leone.

Musa, who is currently without a club after leaving Saudi Arabia side Al-Nassr is joined by Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Sparta Rotterdam’s Maduka Okoye as some of the early arrivals to the Super Eagles camp.

Others to have also made their entrance on Monday include Galatasaray midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and Genk striker Paul Onuachu.

Meanwhile, Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has called up Shehu Abdullahi as replacement for FC Midtjylland midfielder Frank Onyeka who pulled out of the squad with injury.

Omonia Nicosia midfielder Shehu was on the standby list and is the second replacement called up to the squad after Onuachu took the place of injured Nantes winger Moses Simon.

Nigeria take on fellow West Africans Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on 17 October before travelling to Freetown for the return encounter four days later.

The Super Eagles have a hundred per cent record and lead Group L with six points after beating Benin Republic and Lesotho in their opening two matches.

Victory in both matches against the Leone Stars will all but confirm their place in Cameroon for next year’s continental showpiece.

Both games are set to be played behind closed doors after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ruled out allowing fans inside stadiums for this round of continental qualifiers due to the coronavirus pandemic.