AFCON U23: Olympic Eagles Touchdown in Egypt

In Football 2019-11-01 15:14:11
AFCON U23: Olympic Eagles Touchdown in Egypt
AFCON U23: Olympic Eagles Touchdown in Egypt

Nigeria U23 male team arrived the Egyptian capital city of Cairo on Thursday evening ahead of AFCON U23 tournament. 


A team of 13 players and nine officials touched down at the Cairo International Airport at 9pm local time (8pm Nigerian time) aboard an Egypt airline. 


The Nigerian delegation were immediately taken to the city of Ismaila, about 128 km away from the capital city, Cairo and were lodged at Mercure Hotel, same place where  the Super Eagles camped prior to AFCON in June.  


Coach Imama Amapakabo and his team are expected to commence preparations immediately ahead of the tournament. 


Meanwhile, England based striker, Bright Enobakhare and defender, Anthony Izuchukwu of Nest Sotra in Norway have both teamed up with the rest of squad in Egypt. 


Enobakahre, who plays for English Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers has added to the attacking options of Amapakabo.


Izuchukwu on his part was solid in the defence line during the qualifiers against Sudan as he formed a formidable partnership with Olisah Ndah when the Olympic Eagles walloped Sudan 5-0 in Asaba to book the AFCON U23 berth. Both players are 21 years of age. 


Correspondent Sharif Abdallah reports more foreign based pros are expected join their teammates before the tournament gets underway.