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Lookman, Iwobi join Super Eagles camp, Okoye expected

Lookman, Iwobi join Super Eagles camp, Okoye expected

The Super Eagles camp in Uyo is gradually filling up ahead of their 2026 World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Benin Republic. Ademola Lookman and Alex Iwobi have arrived at the camp, overcoming the challenges posed by the nationwide industrial action that began on Monday.

According to the Super Eagles’ media officer, Promise Efoge, “Ademola Lookman and Alex Iwobi have arrived at the camp.”

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is en route to join the team. The Italy-based shot-stopper is expected to arrive in Uyo after catching a flight from Abuja, as confirmed by the Nigerian Football Federation’s media department.

The nationwide strike disrupted the initial planning for the crucial matches, prompting the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to arrange chartered flights to transport players stranded in Lagos and Abuja to the Akwa Ibom State capital.

Most of the match officials have also been booked for flights from the Federal Capital Territory, with only referee assessor Ahmed Sayed Abou Elela from Egypt scheduled to arrive in Nigeria on Thursday.

The South African delegation has already departed on a chartered aircraft bound for Lagos, where they are expected to arrive at 3:30 PM. After completing immigration formalities in Lagos, the delegation will board another chartered jet for the 45-minute flight to Uyo, aiming to arrive on Wednesday evening.

As the Super Eagles camp gradually fills up, all eyes will be on the team’s preparations for the crucial 2026 World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Benin Republic.

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