Eagles camp at Wroclaw ahead of match with Poland

Festus Abu

The Super Eagles will begin their  camping in Wroclaw on Monday  ahead of their  friendly against  Poland  on Friday.

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Three-time African champions Nigeria  will  travel to London after the encounter to take on Serbia on May 27.

Already, Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has invited 28 players for  both encounters to prepare the Eagles for the Russia  2018 World Cup.

The list is dominated by the big-name players such as Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Moses, William Ekong, Ahmed Musa,  Leon Balogun, Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon, Elderson Echiejile, Shehu  Abdulahi  and Ogenyi Onazi.

Rohr gave injury-prone Torino attacking midfielder Joel Obi  a chance to play his way into  2018 World Cup squad along with Egypt-based winger Junior Ajayi, who has  been a revelation for Zamalek this season, as well as Turkey-based defender Kenneth Omeruo,  who has been on the periphery of the first team.

Young Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United) are the three keepers invited by Rohr. Stephen Eze and Gabriel Okechukwu, who helped Nigeria reach the final of the Morocco 2018 CHAN, are on the list.

In a statement on Sunday,  the Nigeria Football Federation said  the  Eagles  would be staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Wroclaw.

Meanwhile, Poland’s Wolfsburg midfield star Jakub Blaszczykowski has been ruled out of the encouter.

Poland  coach Adam Nawalka said he decided to leave the 32-year-old out of the friendly to enable the player to  recover from his back injury.

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