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CAF, LOC formally welcome Super Eagles to Cameroun

By Samuel Ifetoye
09 January 2022   |   4:05 am
Three-time winners of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Super Eagles of Nigeria were formally welcome to Cameroun, yesterday, at a meeting with the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF)’s General Coordinator for the Garoua Centre, Titus Kunamuene.

Super Eagles and officials at the Team Arrival Meeting… yesterday<br />

• As Ebuehi Joins Team In Camp, Collins Still Being Expected
Three-time winners of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Super Eagles of Nigeria were formally welcome to Cameroun, yesterday, at a meeting with the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF)’s General Coordinator for the Garoua Centre, Titus Kunamuene.

The meeting covered media, medical, marketing, integrity, team kits and match day operations.

Nigeria’s leader of delegation, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, said the team was happy over the reception it received at the airport on arrival on Wednesday and he assured Kunamuene of Nigeria’s readiness to comply with the kind of discipline expected of them during at championship.

Kunamuene, who expressed delight that the Super Eagles are happy with their accommodation and other logistics provided, was presented with relevant documents of players and officials for CAF’s team scrutiny by the Nigeria’s Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor.

Meanwhile, Italy-based defender, Tyrone Ebuehi, yesterday arrived in Cameroun and joined the rest of the team in camp at the Hotel Ribadou de Garoua. However, Super Eagles left back, Jamilu Collins, who is yet to arrive in the Eagles’ camp, is still being expected.

Nigeria will begin its campaign on Tuesday, when the team takes on seven-time AFCON champions, Egypt in a Group D encounter. The match will be played by 5:00pm at the Stade Roumdé Adjia.

The fixture on papers is arguably the toughest match of the group’s fixtures, which also has Sudan and debutant, Guinea Bissau.

The Eagles will be led to this year’s AFCON by Interim Coach, Augustine Eguavoen, who was an on-field captain when the senior male football national team won it in Tunisia 1994 and also won twice the third place match as an assistant coach and the head coach.