Super Eagles Fly Out To London After Buhari Visit

The Super Eagles have flown to London where they are expected to take on England in a pre-World Cup friendly on Saturday. Players and officials of the side had earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

CKN News gathered that Victor Moses will team up with the rest of the squad after taking an extended break due to a hectic season with the Premier League side Chelsea. In addition, Moses Simon, from Belgian side Gent, was on the flight and will have a third scan to determine the extent of a hamstring injury he suffered in training.

The team’s head coach, Gernot Rohr, has dropped four players from his provisional 30-man squad: goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye, defenders Stephen Eze and Uche Agbo, and forward Junior Lokosa.

Rohr will whittle down the squad to 23 after the match with the Three Lions at Wembley. Nigeria are due to attend a final training camp in Austria and a final friendly against the Czech Republic on 16 June, before heading to Russia on 11 June. The three-time African champions have been drawn in Group D with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

Gbemileke Ajayi

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