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Mikel, Uzoho arrive Morocco, Akpeyi expected

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By Ikenna Okonkwo

Constantine, Algeria
Nigeria’s skipper John Mikel Obi has arrived at the Super Eagles camp in Rabat, Morocco ahead of Friday’s clash against Algeria in Constantine.
The Tianjin TEDA midfielder who is poised for his 80th appearance for the three-time African champions had in company on arrival Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, who is set to make his Super Eagles debut at 18.
Report reaching our correspondent last night said Mikel and Uzoho expected to train with the rest of their teammates
Meanwhile, South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is currently being delayed by a flight hitch from the Muritala International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.
Akpeyi may join the team in Algeria if he does not get a flight to Rabat though officials of the Nigeria Football Federation in Lagos are making frantic effort to put in a flight to Morocco.
Super Eagles are expected to fly out to Algeria today ahead of Friday’s game.
Nigeria have already qualified for the Russia 2018 World Cup. They face Argentina in a friendly in Russia on Tuesday.

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