The Super Eagles will this evening in Calabar begin the last phase of their preparation for  weekend’s  2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar.

The Eagles departed Abuja early today for the venue of the match in Cross River State while  their opponents from Madagascar  are expected in town today.

All the 23 players invited from Europe and the Nigeria Premier League have reported and have  been training under the watchful eyes of stand-in Coach, Austin Eguavoen. Acting Chief Media  Officer of the Nigeria Football federation, NFF, Robinson Okosun, said Dickson Etuhu of Fulham  pulled out of the match against Madagascar at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar due to an ankle  injury.

Some of the players available for the tie against Madagascar are: Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama,  Akpan Bassey of Bayelsa United, Chelsea’s John Mikel Obi, West Brom’s Osaze Odemwingie, Chidi  Odiah of CSKA Moscow and Esperance of Tunisia’s Michael Eneramo.