…Full house expected today
By Albert Akota
The seriousness of the Super Eagles double header against Sudan in Omdurman and Abuja has been underlined by the promptness of players’ arrival to the team’s camp at the Bolton White Apartment in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
As at 3pm yesterday, at least ten players have arrived the team’s camp with training expected to commence on Tuesday Morning at the training pitch of the Abuja National Stadium. All other players invited for the game are expected on Tuesday before dinner time.
Among the early arrivals are Omatsone Aluke of Hull City, Hope Akpan, Babatunde Michael, who shone like a million star at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, midfield gem, Noskhare Igiebor, who recently relocated to Israel, Aaron Samuel, Gbolahan Salami of Warri Wolves, his team captain in Warri, towering Azubuike Egwuekwe, Emem Edward , Chigozie Agbim and leading Nigerian league scorer, Ighodalo Osagunna.
A visibly refreshed Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, said he was impressed by the response of the players because of the need to bond well before the first leg game against Sudan.
“The response so far has been wonderful and I am in touch with those who are yet to arrive and they will surely be here on time for proper preparation against Sudan.
Speaking in the same vein, re-elected member of the NFF Executive Committee, Chief Felix Anyansi Agwu, said the new board under the leadership Melvin Amaju Pinnick is determined to not only qualify Nigeria for the Maroc 2015 Nations Cup but also to retain the trophy.
“We have the experience of a lot of the executive committee members and the President is determined that we will reach our destination, that is why we are meeting this week to chat the way forward for the national teams”, he declared.