By Albert Akota
Super Eagles technical crew was a delight yesterday at lunch time in Calabar as camp suddenly upped to 17, with more players expected before training in the evening after only nine players trained in the morning training session.
Head Coach Stephen Keshi and his assistants were grinning from ear to ear as Ahmed Musa, Ogenyi Onazi, Efe Ambrose, Kenneth Omeruo, Juwon Oshaniwa, Sone Aluko, John Mikel Obi and standin captain Austin Ejide arrive on time to have lunch with the rest of the team.
Mikel’s entrance was particularly hilarious as he came in with hand gloves and asked Coach Keshi if he will need some with the fear of the Ebola disease in mind. “Coach I have up to four hand gloves and if you don’t mind, I can hand one pair to you”, he said jokingly with the rest of the team reeling with laughter.
The spirit in camp was is very lively with the arrival of the super stars and Keshi said he expects the best from the players on Saturday in the game against Congo.
The national team Head Coach also announced that he has decided to replace Vincent Enyeama, who is absent for personal reasons with Elkanemi of Maiduguri first choice keeper, David Obiazor.
“We have been monitoring the Nigerian league and we see that the keeper of Elkanemi is a talent that is why we want to give him a trial. We will see how it turns out when he arrives camp”, Keshi said after lunch yesterday.