The Super Eagles of Nigeria will regroup for the second time this year when they begin preparations for the World Cup in Russia with a friendly game against DR Congo.
Media Officer of the team, Mr. Toyin Ibitoye, who disclosed this much in an interview with AOIFootball.com shortly after the Eagles’ 30-man provisional World Cup list was made public, stated that all invited players are expected to report to the team’s hotel in Uyo next Monday, barring any last minute changes.
“All players invited by the coach are expected to be in camp on Monday, May 21 as camp will officially open in Uyo for the game against DR Congo on the 28th of this month,” Ibitoye disclosed.
The Eagles’ spokesman further assured Nigerians that the players selected for the World Cup camp were duly selected as they represent the best legs the country can boast of at the moment.
“These are the best legs without a doubt; majority of them took us through the qualifiers unbeaten in a tough group with a game to spare, so we are confident they have what it takes to deliver in Russia.
“These are young and very hungry set of individuals who will give all to succeed. At this stage, we can’t begin to fault the composition of the list. We can only pray for them to remain fit and healthy,” Ibitoye concluded.
Nigeria will play DR Congo on the 28th of May in Port Harcourt, before jetting out to the UK to face England and wrapping up their preparations with a game against the Czech Republic in Austria.