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Eighteen Super Eagles players have arrived at the Nigerian national team camp in Constantine, Algeria, ahead of the September 27 friendly encounter against the Desert Warriors.

Hajduk Split defender Chidozie Awaziem was the first player to arrive at the camp.

The former Porto ace has since been joined by Super Eagles vice-captain William Troost-Ekong, Leganes centre-back Kenneth Omeruo, and Torino’s Ola Aina.

Ajax Amsterdam’s summer signing and Nigeria’s most expensive defender in history Calvin Bassey have also arrived the camp.

Also in camp are Porto full-back Zaidu Sanusi, Brentford’s Frank Onyeka, and Sochaux’s Valentine Ozornwafor.

Club Brugge’s Raphael Onyedika has honoured his first international call-up, and Leicester City Wilfred Ndidi has since joined him.

There is a return to the national team fold for Hoffenheim’s Kevin Akpoguma, Nottingham Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi, and Hertha Berlin’s Chidera Ejuke.

The arrival of Super Eagles regulars Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi has been confirmed.

Watford goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, Cremonese’s Cyriel Dessers, and Lorient goal merchant Terem Moffi are also in Algeria.

As at the time of this report, six more players were expected to arrive in camp in the coming hours.

They are goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Adeleye Adebayo, striker Kelechi Iheanacho, Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman, Portugal-based Godwin Saviour, and Lobi Stars’ Ebube Duru.

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