Nigeria’s proposed camp in France has been called off as the team will now depart for Uyo two days after the friendly game against Corsica as the Super Eagles prepare for the June 10 clash with South Africa.
The Eagles were initially to hold a training camp in Paris before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Bafana Bafana but that has now been cancelled.
A proposed friendly with the Togo national side had been muted but that also won’t happen as the team will hit Uyo on the May 28 for final preparations for the 2019 AFCON qualifier.
The friendly against Corsica will still hold on May 26 and then the team will depart for Nigeria two days later.
Nigeria Football Federation Media Director Ademola Olajire revealed that the camp was cancelled so as to give the team time to concentrate on the game against South Africa hence they will fly back to Abuja after the game against Corsica.
According to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Eagles will play just one tune-up match, against Corsica on June 26 and leave for Uyo two days later to complete preparations for the game in the Akwa Ibom State capital.
A batch of players and officials from Nigeria will leave for France on Monday while the Europe-based players will connect with the rest of the squad from Tuesday next week.
Gernot Rohr is expected to release his squad for the June 10 game against South Africa after the friendly with Corsica.