Spartak Trnava of Slovakia defender, Anthony Izuchukwu joins Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa and forward Paul Onuachu in their Austrian camp as the Super Eagles of Nigeria prepare for Friday’s prestige international friendly against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
18 players trained at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt in Vienna on Tuesday and the arrival of the trio to make it 21 in camp.
The Indomitable Lions have had a lot of laughs at the expense of the Super Eagles in principally Africa Cup of Nations finals – 1984, 1988 and 2000. But the Eagles edged the neighbours to the east 3-2 in the quarter finals of the last AFCON in Egypt two years ago, mauled the Lions 3-0 in a friendly in Belgium in October 2015 and were vastly superior over two legs in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches in September 2017.
Others in camp are goalkeepers Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and John Noble; defenders William Ekong, Valentine Ozornwafor, Chidozie Awaziem and Jamilu Collins; midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Abdullahi Shehu, Abraham Marcus and Samson Tijani and; forwards Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Anayo Iwuala, Terem Moffi and Peter Olayinka.
After Tuesday’s training, Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr said he was satisfied with the session, and insisted the match against the Lions is an avenue to assess and evaluate the number of new players he can bring into the main group. Friday’s clash will start at 8.30pm Nigeria time.