Players and coaches of the Nigerian men’s national football team, the Super Eagles have arrived Hotel die Zeit an der Clan in Austria in preparation for friendly matches against African champions, Algeria and Africa’s number two-ranked team, Tunisia.

The Nigerian Football Federation on its official website announced that defender Kenneth Omeruo and forward Moses Simon were among the early arrivals at the Super Eagles’ camp.

Forwards Samuel Kalu and Chidera Ejuke, defender Leon Balogun and goalkeeper Mathew Yakubu were also in the early birds’ corp.

The three times African champions Nigeria will file out against the in-form Fennecs of Algeria at the Jacques Lemans Arena on Friday before taking on 2004 African champions Tunisia at the same venue on Tuesday next week.

Coach Gernot Rohr would have to do without three of his initial invitees, with Turkey –based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo suffering a knock on Sunday, following earlier injury to Wilfred Ndidi and permission granted Italy –based forward Victor Osimhen to sit out the matches.

It is the first gathering of the Super Eagles this year, with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down football globally since the month of March, just before a quick-fire double AFCON qualifying series with Sierra Leone that will now hold in November.

Match organisers, Eurodata Sport has clarified that no fan will be allowed inside the stadium for any of the two matches, in conformity with extant protocols on the coronavirus pandemic.