Super Eagles players went on a walkout for Tuesday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations crunch Group D game against Egypt with hugely encouraging signs as 27 players were spotted.
The exercise was a massive boost for Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen who is seeking to win the tournament in Cameroon.
The squad was anchored by captain Ahmed Musa who led his colleagues for the walk out session at Hotel Le Ribadou in Garoua.
Samuel Chukwueze, Daniel Akpeyi, Chidozie Awaziem, Kelechi Nwakali, Taiwo Awoniyi, Sadiq Umar and Maduka Okoye looked very happy during the session.
Other players in the walkout are, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Zaidu Sanusi, Francis Uzoho, Wilfred Ndidi, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Tyrone Ebuehi, Olisa Ndah, Taiwo Awoniyi, Frank Onyeka, Semi Ajayi, Peter Olayinka, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, Jamilu Collins, Kenneth Omeruo and John Noble.
The Eagles kick-off their journey to fourth African title on Tuesday, the 11th of January, when they face Egypt in the highlight of the AFCON day three in Garoua. Kickoff is 5pm.
While the Super Eagles have a tough start clashing with Egypt, the next two group stage games should be comfortably easier, as they face Guinea-Bissau and Sudan.
The Africa Cup of Nations is currently taking place in Cameroon, as it’s scheduled to run between the ninth of January and the 6th of February.