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AFCON Qualifier: Home-Based Eagles To Hit Camp Mid August

Players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) earmarked to feature in Nigeria’s build-up to 2017 the African Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Tanzania would resume camping in the middle of August, investigations have revealed. On-form Enyimba forward Ezekiel Bassey aka Hazard is one of a dozen fresh faces to be invited from clubs in the NPFL to the Super Eagles camp.

Some of the other fresh invitees from the domestic league include Bright Ikechukwu (FC IfeanyiUbah), Aneifiok Godspower (Kano Pillars), Nelson Ogbonnaya (Heartland) and Prince Aggrey (Sunshine Stars).

The training, Africanfootball.com reports is tentatively fixed to begin on August 17 and will serve for both the game against Tanzania in September as well as the Championship for African Nations (CHAN) qualifier against Burkina Faso in October.

“The Eagles coaches will players in the league who are doing well currently, not with those who have made a name for themselves over the years,” an official disclosed. “They have worked closely with coaches in the various league clubs to find out about these players both on and off the pitch.”

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