The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to face the Falcons and True Parrots of Sao Tome and Principe in their final 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday, September 10, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The Nigerian team, which has already secured their ticket to the continental showpiece in Cameroon, will be aiming to finish their Group A campaign on a high note and maintain their unbeaten run.
Some of the key players expected to feature in the encounter have arrived at the team’s camp in Uyo, where they were received by the members of the Nigeria Football Federation protocol department and the coaching crew led by Jose Peseiro.
Among the early arrivals was Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who has been in a rich vein of form for his club, scoring 12 goals in his last nine appearances in all competitions. The 24-year-old forward will be hoping to replicate his club form for the national team and add to his 11 goals in 34 caps for the Super Eagles.
Other players who have reported to camp include Nantes winger Moses Simon, Brentford midfielder Frank Onyeka, goalkeepers Adeleye Adebayo and Francis Uzoho, as well as new invitees Gift Orban, Victor Boniface, and Jordan Torunarigha, who are joining the squad for the first time.
The Super Eagles will have their first training session at 5 p.m. on Wednesday (today) as they begin preparations for the match against Sao Tome and Principe, who arrived in Uyo on Thursday afternoon.
The visitors, who are bottom of the group with one point from five games, will be searching for their first win in the qualifiers. However, they face a daunting task against the Super Eagles, who have won four and drawn one of their previous matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding only three.
The match will kick off at 4 p.m. on Sunday and will be broadcast live on various platforms.