Super Eagles begin preparations for the Afcon in Asaba

The three-time Africa champions have kicked off their training for the continental showpiece which will take place in Egypt later this month

Nigeria have started preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at their training base in Asaba on Monday.

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo arrived at the team's base on Monday as the camp increased to 20 players.

While coach Gernot Rohr awaits the arrival of Arsenal's Alex Iwobi, Al Nassr's Ahmed Musa, Bursaspor's Abdullahi Shehu, Udinese's William Troost-Ekong and Changchun Yatai's Odion Ighalo, the available players had their first runout at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Monday. 

The Super Eagles had a morning training session and then an evening session with fans and the media in attendance.

After soaking up the sun in Asaba, the players including captain John Obi Mikel took to social media to express their feelings.


The Hard work starts today . 🙏🙏🇳🇬🇳🇬

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🦅 🇳🇬

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Getting ready for #afcon2019 big task ahead 🇳🇬

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Day 1 with the eagles 🇳🇬🇳🇬🦅🦅

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Nigeria have been placed in Group B at the Afcon against Madagascar, Guinea and Burundi.

They have been scheduled to play against Zimbabwe on June 8 and Senegal on June 16 before travelling to Egypt for the biennial tournament.