BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Okechukwu Azubuike of Nigeria controls the ball during the Men's Olympic Football Bronze Medal match between Honduras and Nigeria at Mineirao Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Joern Pollex - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)




Olympic Eagles captain Okechukwu Azubuike and former U-17 World Cup winning striker, Taiwo Awoniyi have both arrived at the team’s camp ahead of their second group game against Zambia on Tuesday in Cairo, reports.


The Mainz 05 striker who missed the team’s opening 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast due to club commitment, joined up with the rest of the squad in the early hours of Monday and will now take part in the team’s final training ahead of the match on Tuesday.


The Liverpool loanee was a vital member of the squad during the qualifiers and will now hope to fire them to victory when they face Zambia at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo.


Awoniyi’s arrival brings to 20 the number of players in the Olympic Eagles camp with Capta Azubuike Okechukwu also expected to arrive on Monday.


The Imama Amapakabo led boys currently sit bottom of Group B behind Zambia and South Africa with Ivory Coast leading the table with 3 points after their win against Nigeria.