Mwaruwari in private flight to Egypt

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Portsmouth will fly the Zimbabwe striker Benjani Mwaruwari to the African Nations' Cup in Egypt by private jet tomorrow so he can play in today's Premiership match at Birmingham City.

Mwaruwari will be joined up front by either Emmanuel Olisadebe or Vincent Péricard, as Lomana LuaLua has already joined up with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nigeria's Kanu is fit and raring to go as they prepare for the match against Ghana on Monday. The West Bromwich Albion striker fractured a cheekbone in the FA Cup against Reading.

"This is the best camp of the Super Eagles I have come to," Kanu said. "The family atmosphere is fantastic and I have a strong faith that we will not let Nigerians down in Egypt."

The Ivory Coast striker Arouna Dindane flew home to France on Thursday after the death of his five-month-old daughter Raissa and is likely to miss his team's first game with Morocco today.