Nigeria vs Sao Tomé and Principe: Super Eagles get September date to open camp in Uyo for AFCON qualifier


The Super Eagles camp for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe will open in Uyo, on Monday, September 4, reports.

The team will assemble in Uyo for a training camp ahead of the match on 10 September at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium. Despite having already qualified for AFCON 2023 along with Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria will be keen to end their campaign on a high by defeating Sao Tome and Principe.

The match in Uyo will mark the Super Eagles’ return to the stadium after several years away. Uyo hosted all of Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers previously. The upcoming gathering and match will be an important part of preparations as Nigeria aim to win their first AFCON title since 2013.

With uncertainty over the coaching crew of the Super Eagles following the expiration of Jose Peseiro’s contract, the list of players to prosecute the game is yet to be announced.

Reports suggest that the Nigeria Football Federation will appoint an interim coach for the game against Sao Tome and Principe.

The Technical Director, Austin Eguavoen, along with current assistants Salisu Yusuf and Finidi George, are named as potential candidates for the interim role.

The Super Eagles have already booked a spot at the 2023 AFCON finals from Group A. Sao Tome and Principe, who occupy the bottom spot in the group, have no chance of qualifying for the tournament.

The West Africans have recorded one draw and four defeats from five games. Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau will clash in the other group game.

Cote d’Ivoire will host the 2023 AFCON from January 13 to February 11.


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