Camp update: Napoli’s Osimhen, three others awaited as 19 report for Super Eagles camp pre-Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles camp in Lagos is buzzing with excitement as Nigeria gears up to face Sierra Leone in an upcoming clash. reports that 19 players have made their way to the training grounds, with more expected to arrive soon. The camp opened its doors on Sunday, and the first batch of stars wasted no time in strutting their stuff.

Vice-captain William Troost-Ekong led the charge alongside Atalanta’s free-scoring forward, Ademola Lookman. Southampton’s Joe Aribo and Everton’s Alex Iwobi joined the ranks too. The defensive line was bolstered by the arrival of Ajax’s Calvin Bassey and West Brom’s Semi Ajayi. Not to be outdone, Hoffenheim’s Kevin Akpoguma has also made his presence felt.

As the hours passed, more players trickled into the camp, adding to the growing anticipation. Former Golden Eaglets star Divine Nwachukwu, among the four home-based players called up, has also arrived with a sense of purpose.

The camp also saw the arrival of notable names such as Kenneth Omeruo, a key figure in the Super Eagles’ triumphant 2013 African campaign. Leicester City’s dynamic duo, Wilfred Ndidi, and Kelechi Iheanacho, graced the training grounds alongside Nottingham Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi. Adding to the impressive roster are Nantes’ Moses Simon, Adebayo Adeleye, who plies his trade in Israel, Brentford’s Frank Onyeka, and Bright Osayi-Samuel, fresh off his Turkish Cup victory.

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However, the eagerly anticipated arrival of Victor Osimhen, the prolific Napoli forward and the first African player to claim Serie A’s top scorer award, is still pending. Alongside Osimhen, Super Eagles fans eagerly await the arrival of Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze, Porto’s marauding full-back Zaidu Sanusi, and Eagles captain Ahmed Musa.

Nigeria will trade tackles with Sierra Leone on June 18 in Monrovia with a win sufficient to secure a place in next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles team comprises of a strong mix of seasoned veterans and young talents, all eager to represent their country on the international stage. As the excitement builds in Lagos, fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the upcoming match.

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