The Super Eagles camp for the 2022 World Cup qualifying games against the Central African Republic – CAR opens in Lagos today.
The Eagles play CAR at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on October 7, before heading to Douala, Cameroon for the second leg three days later.
CAR are playing their home games in Cameroon after no stadiums in the country were deemed fit by CAF to host games. The Eagles go into the CAR games with a maximum of 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 pulled 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.