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Super Eagles of Nigeria will at the weekend take on the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in the AFCON qualifier at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium.

Nigeria is already out of the race to qualify and will not be taking part in next year’s AFCON tournament.

Nigeria will , however, use the tie against Tanzania to build up team spirit ahead of World Cup qualifiers starting later in the year.

Ahead of the Tanzania tie, the Super Eagles camp will resume in Uyo on Monday and Watford striker, Odion Ighalo and Haugesund defender William Troost-Ekong are expected to arrive early on Monday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation.

The Super Eagles are expected to be accommodated at the Le Meridien Hotel, Uyo.

Enugu Rangers’ goalkeeper, Emmanuel Daniel, Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Ifeanyi Ubah and Kano Pillars defender Jamiu Alimi are the other players expected to arrive today.

Team captain, John Mikel Obi, who led the national U-23 team to bronze medal at the Rio Olympics is expected to arrive on Tuesday.

Mikel will be hoping that under his leadership, the Super Eagles will show the kind of commitment the U-23 team showed at the Olympics and qualify in good time for the World Cup.

Author: Yemi Olarinre