Salisu, others depart for Morocco as Eagles’ camp opens in Tangier
Super Eagles assistant coaches, Salisu Yusuf and Joseph Yobo, Goalkeeper’s Trainer, Alloy Agu and other officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will today depart the country for Morocco ahead of November 13th World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifying series between Nigeria and Liberia, slated for the Grand Stade de Tangier in Morocco on.
Speaking to The Guardian at the weekend, Super Eagles Media Officer, Femi Raji, said the officials will join Coach Gernot Rohr and other invited players in preparation for the qualifiers against the Lone Stars of Liberia on November 13 and November 16 against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
Raji said that the invited players for the Liberia march have been mandated to arrive camp early to enable the coaches blend the team properly ahead of the two ties.
“The invited players and overseas-based members of the technical crew are to report directly to the city of Tangier on November 8, while the technical officials from Nigeria are to report in Tangier the same day.
“All logistics for the success of the game have been put in place by the NFF. Any more information will be given to the media after the Eagles officials arrive Morocco and the team begins training,” he said.
Rohr had invited 23 players with the inclusion of former international, Odion Ighalo, based in Saudi Arabia, but was recalled out of retirement for the final matches of the first phase of the World Cup qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Tunisia’s Youssef Essrayri will officiate in the fixture between Super Eagles and Lone Star of Liberia, while Algeria’s Mustapha Ghorbal will handle Nigeria versus Cape Verde game.