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Super Eagles induct new players in fun session ahead CAR clash

Maduka Okoye has admitted Nigeria will miss the services of Super Eagles stars plying their trade in the Premier League when they trade tackles with Cape Verde in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria took time off at the team’s Eko Hotel and Suites base after their last training session ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matchday-2 against the Central African Republic to welcome newly invited players into the national side.

Such a fun-filled in-house induction ceremony in the national team has being a regular practice by the Super Eagles during which new players are mandated to stand on a chair or desk and sing their respective favourite songs to the house, and the rest of the players usually act as backup singers and instrumentalists with clapping, tapping on the table, and the likes.

Short videos of the induction ceremony were uploaded on the Super Eagles page showing three inductees undergoing the fun ritual.

Glasgow Rangers of Scotland, Calvin Bassey, was the first to be inducted. The 21-year-old, who was born in Italy is expected to make his debut against the Central African Republic.

Taiwo Awoniyi, who plays for the German side Hertha Berlin was also inducted. The 24-year-old has represented Nigeria at the U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels.

Frank Onyeka, a midfielder from Premier League club Brentford also performed the ritual.

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