The Super Eagles camp for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has opened in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab
Coach Jose Peseiro has already named 25 players for the competition which begins mid-January in the
West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire.
Barring one home-based player, the other invitees are expected in camp from their different European
But Samuel Chukwueze of AC Milan, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, William Troost-Ekong, and Sadiq Umar
of Real Sociedad have been granted permission to feature for their sides in games later today. They will
then hit the camp on Wednesday.
Nigeria will be in the oil-rich nation for a week as they fine-tune plans for the biennial football
showpiece. The Super Eagles are in Group A of the competition alongside hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-
Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea.