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Super Eagles arrive in Kigali for 2016 CHAN

15 January 2016, 14:03Israel Ojoko

Kigali - Super Eagles have arrived in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda for the 2016 African Nations Championship that kicks off on Saturday.

Nigeria arrived Kigali early afternoon from Pretoria where they had a training camp ahead of the tournament.

The Sunday Oliseh led team played a goalless draw with Angola before beating Ivory Coast 1-0 in the two warmup games played in Pretoria.

Nigeria will play her first game again Niger on Monday at the Stade de Kigali at 6 pm local time, after group opponents Tunisia and Guinea must have played their 3 pm fixture.

Ivory Coast, Sudan and South Africa have played host in previous tournaments since 2009.

Also read: Rwanda ready to host Super Eagles, others in CHAN 2016

Nigeria’s Super Eagles finished third at the third edition of the African Nations Championship held in South Africa in 2014.

Full squad list

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Olufemi Thomas (Enyimba International FC); Okiemute Odah (Warri Wolves)

Defenders: Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors); Kalu Okogbue (Rangers International); Jamiu Alimi (Shooting Stars); Mathew Etim (Rangers); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Stephen Eze (Sunshine Stars); Christopher Maichibi (Giwa FC); Samson Gbadebo (Lobi Stars)

Midfielders: Ifeanyi Mathew (El-Kanemi Warriors); Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars); Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba); Yaro Bature (Nasarawa United); Bartholomew Ibenegbu (Warri Wolves); Ibrahim Salau (Shooting Stars)

Forwards: Osas Okoro (Rangers); Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba); Tunde Adeniji (Sunshine Stars); Bright Onyedikachi (FC IfeanyiUbah); Chisom Chikatara (Abia Warriors); Prince Aggrey (Sunshine Stars)

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