The Super Eagles are expected to touch down in Brussels, the Belgian capital for double header international friendlies against the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon.
The contingent was initially due to travel from Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday aboard Lufthansa Airline to Frankfurt enroute Brussels, but was delayed after officials at the Embassy of Belgium requested for additional documents before the issuance of visas.
The Eagles camp opened in Belgium yesterday with 24 players invited. Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has listed goalkeeper and skipper Vincent Enyeama, midfielder John Mikel Obi and forwards Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo.
Enyeama is joined by England –based Carl Ikeme, who in his debut kept clean sheets against Tanzania and Niger Republic in two internationals earlier this month, as well as home –based stars Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Femi Thomas.
Former junior international defender Abdullahi Shehu gets his first opportunity at senior level, and Moses Simon, who scored against Niger Republic, is also considered, alongside home boys Chima Akas, Austin Oboroakpo, Paul Onobi and Prince Aggrey. There is also room for Watford FC of England striker Odion Ighalo.
The Super Eagles play the Leopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon three days later, in Belgium, as the Nigeria Football Federation activates its plan to entrench stronger bond and cohesion among the relatively new group, through several friendly matches.
The winner of the preliminary round between Swaziland and Djibouti will host the Super Eagles on November 9 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup first round qualifier, with the Eagles hosting the return leg in Nigeria eight days later.


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