World Cup qualifiers: Eagles camp opens today

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The Super Eagles camp for the 2022 World Cup qualifying games against Central African Republic will open in Lagos on Monday.

The Eagles will play a double header. The first game would be played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on September 7, before heading to Douala, Cameroon for the second leg three days later.

However, CAR will play their home games in Cameroon after no stadiums in the country was approved by CAF to host games.

The Eagles go into the CAR games with a maximum six points after defeating Liberia and Cape Verde in their two opening fixtures.

Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, had earlier named a 23-man squad for the encounter, but had Alex Iwobi pull out due to injury.

His replacement, Terel Moffi, also got injured, paving the way for Union Berlin striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, who is getting his maiden call-up to the national team.

The 24-year-old’s invitation comes after he scored a brace for Union in their 2-1 victory over Mainz in the German Bundesliga on Sunday.

Awoniyi scored in the 69th and 73rd minutes for Union after Marcus Ingvartsen had earlier put Mainz ahead in the 39th minute.

His goals marked Union’s 100th and 101st Bundesliga goal.

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