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2022 World Cup Qualifiers:Okoye missing as Nigeria commence preparation for Central African Republic

In front of Thursday's qualifier in Lagos, Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles prepared interestingly and they were without the Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper 

The Nigeria senior public group had their first instructional course in Lagos in front of Thursday's 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic

The three-time African lords take on the Wild Beasts in the Group C apparatus, as they proceed with their bid to procure a spot in Qatar. 

Under the full concentrations eyes of German strategist Gernot Rohr at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, every one of the welcomed players aside from Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper participated in the preparation zeroed in on ball work. 

Rohr's men will hold their second warm-up on Wednesday morning to finetune their techniques for the significant experience against Raoul Savoy's group. 

Three days after Thursday's crunch apparatus, Nigeria travel to the Accra Sports Stadium for the bring leg back. 

Triumph in the two games will make them a stride nearer to the extremely significant knockout adjusts that will deliver Africa's five flagbearers in Qatar. 

In the interim previous Nigeria worldwide Victor Ikpeba expressed the Super Eagles will win the twofold header, yet, he is worried about the absence of inventiveness in midfield. 

"On paper, it looks obviously that we will pick the six focuses however we must be extremely cautious since football is constantly played on the field of play. Notwithstanding, we come up short on that innovativeness in the midfield," Ikpeba said on SuperSport TV. 

"We don't have those players, for example, [Jaj Jay] Okocha and [Wilson] Oruma in the midfield that can make opportunities for our strikers. 

"In Africa, it's fine yet playing at the world stages, we need somebody that is imaginative. Alex Iwobi can't do the work for us." 

Super Eagles in Camp 

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) 

Protectors: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany) 

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Innocent Bonke (Malmo FF, Sweden); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England) 

Advances: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Kalu (FC Bordeaux, France); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

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