AFCON 2021: Super Eagles to open camp in Uyo on the 28th December

Officials have disclosed that the Super Eagles will open training camp for the delayed 2021 AFCON in Cameroon on December 28 in Uyo.

The Super Eagles will begin preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Uyo on December 28.

According to reports, the team will train in the Akwa Ibom state’s capital before moving to Garoua, Cameroon venue for their group games.

Uyo played host to the Super Eagles’ successful qualifying campaign to the 2018 World Cup and was always the preferred choice of Gernot Rohr, who has since been sacked.

The Goodwill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo may most likely also serve as a home ground for Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup playoffs in March after the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos was banned by CAF.

There are also plans for the Super Eagles to play at least three warm-up games before the start of the competition.

Interim head coach Austine Eguaveon will take charge of the team following the sacking of German tactician Gernot Rohr on Sunday.

The Super Eagles have been drawn in Group D of the competition alongside Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau.

The three-time champions will open their campaign against the Pharaohs of Egypt at the Roumde Adija Stadium, on Monday, January 11.

The West Africans will then face Sudan four days later, before their final fixture against Guinea-Bissau on January 19.

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