Eagles’ Players, Officials Undergo Covid-19 Tests
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By Ebube Dike
In compliance with health regulations and the federal government’s directive on strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines ahead of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Benin Friday, Super Eagles players and officials on Wednesday underwent Covid-19 tests with results expected today.
This is coming as captain of the side, Ahmed Musa and his vice, William Troost-Ekong are upbeat that the Eagles will dim the Leone Stars’ light on Friday
Musa and Ekong said the players are hungry for victory in both games as they want to assure an early spot in Cameroon.
The Leone Stars’ delegation is staying at the Lushville Hotel. After losing one and drawing the other in their first two matches of the qualification series, Coach John Keister and wards will look to make life difficult for the Super Eagles at a massively –upgraded Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Friday evening. But the Leone Stars have not had the upper hand against Nigeria since beating the Eagles in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Freetown 19 years ago.
Meanwhile, Kenyan official, Peter Waweru Kamaku will be the referee, with his compatriots Gilbert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (assistant referee 1), Tony Mudanyi Kidiya (assistant referee 2) and Anthony Juma Ogwayo (fourth official) also on duty.
Solomon Gebreselassie Abebe from Ethiopia will be match commissioner while Attama Ibrahim Boureima from Niger Republic will be referee assessor.
After Friday’s encounter, the Super Eagles will fly to Freetown on Monday for Tuesday’s clash with the Leone Stars at the Siaka Stevens Stadium.