2023 AFCON: Foreign clubs to release Super Eagles stars January 1

Officials have disclosed that an agreement has been reached for European clubs to release Super Eagles players for the AFCON latest January 1, 2024.

European clubs have often been reluctant to release players in good time for the AFCON because it is often played in the middle of their leagues.

NFF director of communications Ademola Olajire said the football federation have reached an agreement with the foreign clubs of invited players for them to report to camp on January 1.

The Eagles are due to set up training camp in Abu Dhabi for the AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire.

They will feature in an invitational tournament to prepare for the delayed AFCON.

They open their 2023 AFCON campaign on January 14 in Abidjan against Equatorial Guinea.

Hosts Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea Bissau are the other teams in Group A.