Super Eagles duo John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme arrived the country on Friday night ahead of next weekend’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia.
Both players featured for their Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva in a Europa League game away to Czech side Viktoria Plzen on Thursday night.
Ogu played from start to finish in the encounter while Nwakaeme came on as a second half substitute and scored his side’s only goal within five minutes of coming on in the 1-3 loss.
With the Israeli league on break until after the international window, both players touched down in the country on Friday night ahead of an onward journey to Uyo, Southern Nigeria.
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“I’m taking the game very seriously. It’s a very important game for us. We don’t want to joke with the game,” Ogu told www.aclsports.com on arrival.
“We know it’s going to be a difficult game but we’re looking forward to it. We’re playing at home and we’re ready to give our best to win this game so as to get to the World Cup.”
The Super Eagles camp in Uyo will open on Monday morning and the duo will be among the early birds at the Eagles’ Le Meridien Hotel base. Nigeria need an outright victory against Zambia to seal a spot in next summer’s World Cup in Russia with a game to spare in November.