Nigeria: NFF approves July 16 for invited players Nations Cup qualifier

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Nigeria get camp resumption date for CHAN qualifier

The football body’s technical committee says coach Salisu Yusuf’s men will begin their preparatory camping in Kaduna for the qualifier

The Nigeria Football Federation has approved July 16 as the camp resumption date for the invited players ahead of next month’s African Nations Championship qualifier.

Having released a 30-man squad for the clash against Togo or the Benin Republic in August, the NFF technical committee approved Salisu Yusuf’s team camping programme in Kaduna on Monday.

Paul Bassey, a member of the committee, who doubles as Akwa United chairman, assured necessary moves will be made for the quick release of players.

“By the coach’s programme which we have approved, the players will report to Kaduna on July 16,” Bassey told media.

“We have told them to write officially to the clubs, pleading with them to be patriotic by releasing their players on July 16 because training starts on July 17.

“We [technical committee] will liaise and interface with the LMC on how we can work with the league fixtures. We have to work with him to make sure those players are released.

“If out of how many players that have been chosen, you should run to the national camp. It is the price we have to pay as clubs and we don’t have a choice.

“No team has more than four players on the list, so we have to sacrifice. We will release them on Sunday and get them back on Friday [July 21].”

–Goal.com

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