Wing impresario Moses Simon will be one of the first birds at the Super Eagles’ John Woods Hotel as the invitees begin streaming the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Guinea-Bissau’s Djourtus.
Simon, who plays for Nantes in France, will arrive on Sunday along with German Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma. Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho of English “Leicester City” are also expected in the city on the same day.
The two-footed Simon, one of the team’s most durable players, is expected to play a key role in the two games that could see the Super Eagles qualify early for the 34th AFCON finals in Cote d’Ivoire early next year.
Akpoguma, who captained Germany at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand before playing for Nigeria for several years, will be one of the pillars at the back.
Having picked up maximum six points from their previous two matches, a win in the top-of-the-table clash would see the three-time champions move to 12 points and in a likely unassailable position. Sierra Leone may have picked up six points from their clash with Sao Tome and Principe, but that still keeps them on seven points and the Super Eagles still have a home match against bottom of the table Sao Tome and Principe on the final matchday. the campaign.
The majority of the remaining 19 invited players are expected in Abuja on Monday.