Nigeria’s plans for the 2021 African Cup of Nations billed for January could be in jeopardy, after report has it that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had not sent an invitation to the players expected to lead the team’s charge.
Reports gathered from a close source to one of the players expected to be in the team, said that no players or their clubs have received an official invitation from the federation.
With such report coming from an insider that could leaves the team in an unwanted situation as FIFA rules and regulations state that national teams should have informed clubs two weeks before the start of an international tournament over players release.
Most of the nations that will be competing in the tournament have already named their final squad, including defending champions Algeria, Senegal host country Cameroon and Morocco.
It was gathered that the camp would open after Christmas, and as it stands no official list is out yet with confusion surrounding the coaching situation in the team.
With the camp still not open and players not sent invitation, Nigerian football fans would hope all of that did not affect the performance of the team when the competition commences in Cameroon.
The AFCON start in January 9, with Eagles playing their first game two days later against seven time champions Egypt.