AFCON Qualifier: Osimhen arrives Super Eagles camp ahead Guinea Bissau match
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has arrived at the team’s camp in Abuja ahead of Friday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Djurtus (Wild Dogs) of Guinea Bissau.
The match will be played at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
Eagles spokesman Babafemi Raji revealed that Osimhen, who had a flight delay in Lagos, joined the team in Abuja after Tuesday’s evening training.
Raji said the arrival of Osimhen brought the number of players in camp to 22. Portugal-based defender Zaidu Sanusi is the only player expected and will join the team on Wednesday.
The Eagles have six points from two matches as they confront Guinea Bissau in a top-of-the-table fixture. They are favoured to qualify for the competition slated for Cote d’Ivoire early next year.
Meanwhile, tickets for the encounter have been calibrated in price ranges of N2,000 and N10,000 for ordinary and VIP seats, respectively.
Ademola Olajire, communication director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said the tickets are available at the football secretariat at the Package B of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
Olajire said tickets are also available at the Old Parade Ground, NFF’s former office at Wuse Zone 7 and other designated places, which details will be announced on broadcast stations nationwide.
Egyptian referee Mahmoud Elbana will be in the centre, with his compatriots Youssef Elbosaty, Sami Halhal and Ahmed El-Ghandour as first assistant referee, second assistant referee and fourth official, respectively.
Prosper Harrison Addo from Ghana will be the match commissioner, and his compatriot Kotey Alexander will be the referee assessor.