Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi hit camp ahead of Zambia clash

Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina were the latest players to hit camp ahead of the October 3 deadline for  them to report to  the Super Eagles training camp  ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo on Saturday.

Iwobi, who has yet to burst into life  this season, hit  Uyo  on Tuesday evening, with  Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr breathing a sigh of relief.

However, the team were boosted by the news that Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses would arrive  at the  camp  on Wednesday morning to  take part in the evening  training session.  The 26-year-old was  the only player not in camp on Tuesday night.

Spokesman for the team Toyin Ibitoye, who confirmed Iwobi’s arrival  to our correspondent on the telephone, also confirmed that Moses would arrive in camp today.

Although Ibitoye  said  Moses, who was dropped for  Chelsea’s   1-0  defeat by   Manchester City in their Premier League  fixture  on Saturday, had Rohr’s understanding to delay his arrival to enable to rest, our correspondent learnt that the player took permission  from the coach  to sort out some urgent personal issues.

Meanwhile, 20 players participated in the  team’s first  training session on Tuesday evening.

At the training ground  were captain  Mikel Obi, Leon Balogun,  Elderson Echiejile, Ahmed Musa,   Odion Ighalo, John Ogu,  Shehu Abdulahi,  Anthony Nwakaeme,   William Ekong, Oghenekaro Etebo, Dele Ajiboye and  Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

Kelechi Iheanacho,   Wllfred Ndidi, Daniel Akpeyi,  Uche Agbo, Mikel Agu,  Ifeanyi Ifeanyi and Aremu Afis  completed the list. France-based defender  Chidozie Awaziem  missed the session, aside from Aina  and Moses.

Twenty-year-old Aina  took to Twitter  early on Tuesday  to   declare   his readiness for the  clash against Chipolopolo.

Source:( Punch Newspaper )

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