New goalkeeper joins Super Eagles camp - FCNaija

Super Eagles By: Ayodeji Tunde | 20/12/2017

The number of goalkeepers in the CHAN Super Eagles camp in Abuja has increased to four after Coach Salisu Yusuf approved
of the invitation of Nasarwa United shot-stopper Suraj Ayeleso.

Ayeleso recorded the most clean sheets in the NPFL this past season – 16 and he will now join three other goalkeepers in the Abuja training camp of the home-based Eagles – Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye and Theophilus Afekohai.

Nigeria will tackle 2014 champions Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in the group stage at the 5th African Nations Championship. The matches of Group C will be played in Tangier.

Libya shocked the African football family by winning the 2014 edition in South Africa at the expense of Ghana, despite the North African nation being embroiled in political turmoil at the time. Rwanda was the last team to qualify for the finals, after edging Ethiopia 3-2 on aggregate in a play –off that was necessitated by Egypt’s decision to forfeit her slot at the championship. Equatorial Guinea qualified for the finals following the withdrawal of Gabon.

Hosts Morocco, Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania are in Group A, in the event pitting the Atlas Lions against Mauritania in the opening match of the competition, at the Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca on 13th January.

Hosts of the inaugural edition of the competition in 2009, Cote d’Ivoire head Group B that will be based in Marrakech, and have Zambia, Uganda and Namibia as group mates.

Group D, based in Agadir, has 2011 runners-up Angola, Cameroon, Congo and Burkina Faso.