AFCON: Super Eagles Train In Abuja Stadium Ahead Sierra Leone Clash

AFCON: Super Eagles Train In Abuja Stadium Ahead Sierra Leone Clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria held their first training session at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on the 5th of June, 2022.

The training session was led by the newly appointed Super Eagles of Nigeria boss Jose Peseiro.

The training comes after the Super Eagles suffered defeat to the El Tri of Mexico and Ecuador in the international friendly games played in the United States of America (USA).

24 of the 27 players invited by Peseiro were in attendance as they begin preparations for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

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After failure to qualify for the 202 FIFA World Cup, attention shifts to the upcoming AFCON qualifiers.

The first starts in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

Along with head coach José Santos Peseiro the players that participated in training include Skipper Ahmed Musa, goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Adewale Adeyinka and Adebayo Adeleye, and defenders Olaoluwa Aina, William Ekong, Zaidu Sanusi, Chidozie Awaziem, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Leon Balogun, Sani Faisal and Kenneth Omeruo.

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There were also midfielders Alex Iwobi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Innocent Bonke and Frank Onyeka, and forwards Samuel Chukwueze, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Cyriel Dessers, Ademola Lookman, Sadiq Umar, Terem Moffi and Emmanuel Dennis.
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Former Governor Bola Tinubu of Lagos State, Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Senator Ibikunle Amosun and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday suspended their political activities in Abuja to visit Ondo State.

The politicians who are all presidential aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC) arrived in Owo, Ondo State at different intervals to commiserate with the victims of the church massacre which occurred on Sunday.

The New Diplomat had reported that some gunmen attacked the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, the hometown of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. Scores of worshippers were gruesomely murdered as several injured victims are still receiving care.

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It was learnt the gunmen, who attacked the Catholic Church, arrived at the premises, which is less than 200 metres to the palace of the Olowo of Owo, around 12 noon when the Sunday mass was being rounded off.

Meanwhile, the Ondo State Government has directed that flags should be flown at half-mast in all public buildings, facilities and official residences for seven days, in honour of the victims of the attack on Sunday, at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

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The state governor gave the directives in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Monday in Akure.

”In honour of the victims of this unfortunate attack, I, hereby, direct that all flags be flown at half-mast for seven days, starting from Monday, to June 12.

”It is a collective loss to the people of our dear state.

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”The attack on innocent worshipers at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, is a deliberate and calculated assault on the people of the state.

”Those who unleashed this unprovoked terror attack on our people have tested our collective resolves.

”We will not be deterred in responding appropriately to this dastardly act.” Akeredolu said in a statement.

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