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Double header friendly: More Eagles storm Texas camp

Ahead of the international friendly between Nigeria and Mexico and Ecuador, more players have hit the Eagles camp in Texas barely two days to the clash with Mexico and less than a week to the clash against Ecuador.

Ranger’s duo Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey who missed clinching the Europa league title for Rangers by whiskers are reportedly the latest to hit camp bringing the number to 15 Eagles in camp with more expected in a matter of hours.
Aribo and Bassey swell eagles camp

The Eagles will first take on Mexico on Saturday 28 May before facing Ecuador on Thursday 2 June at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.

Both friendlies are being lined up as preparations for the Eagles ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Although the Eagles will be watching the forthcoming world cup in Qatar from a distance after failing to qualify, the friendlies are expected to shape the team up for the next year’s Nations cup to be hosted by Cote d’Ivoire from June 9.

The Eagles are in Group A alongside Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Mauritius. Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho who was in goal when Black Stars of Ghana picked World cup ahead of Eagles at the Abuja Stadium is being expected any moment form now.

The 15 players currently in camp:

Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United); Ojo Olorunleke (Enyimba FC), Ibrahim Buhari (Plateau United), Chiamaka Madu (Rivers United), Ishaq Rafiu (Rivers United), Victor Mbaoma (Enyimba FC), Faisal Sanni(Katsina United), Babatunde Bello( Akwa United), Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England), William Ekong (Watford FC, England), Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France), Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England), Calvin Bassey(Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Jo Aribo(Glasgow Rangers, Scotland).

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