Eagles Return To Asaba, Resume Training Monday

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The Super Eagles are back in Asaba, Delta State, following their 1-1 draw away to South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations, and will resume training on Monday ahead of their international friendly against Uganda.

 

The friendly against Uganda at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba will kick off at 4:30pm, ahead of which tickets are already on sale at a range between N2,000 and N1,000.

The Eagles returned to their camp in Asaba on Sunday morning from South Africa after they sealed qualification to next year’s AFCON in Cameroon with Saturday’s draw.

Nigeria’s opponents on Tuesday, Uganda qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Cape Verde 1-0 in Kampala on Saturday.

Uganda, who had spent nearly 40 years failing to qualify for the last AFCON and needed to avoid defeat to go through, will now contest back-to-back continental tournaments for the first time since the seventies.

Patrick Kaddu scored the all-important goal late on for The Cranes, who beat Nigeria 1-0 in a similar friendly two years ago in Calabar.

“I thank God that I scored the only goal that takes Uganda through to the Nations Cup,” said Kaddu, who headed home Allan Kyambadde’s fine cross six minutes from time.

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