By Albert Akota
Only Emem Eduok, who is reportedly in Tunisia and Igudia Godwin, who replaced Erhun Obanor, who is with the U23 national side are yet to arrive camp as all invited players made it to the Bolton White Apartment Hotel of the team.
All the players had lunch with the technical crew comprising Dan “the Bull’ Amokachi, Houandinu Valere and Ike Shorunmi.
Amokachi who addressed the players after lunch told them to brace up for the challenge of training only seven days for two grade A international friendlies against Cote ‘D Ivoire and Sudan in Abu Dhabi.
He added that only 19 players from the 25 invited to camp will make the trip and that current form and not sentiments or past appearance in the team’s camp will be the yardstick for picking the players.
The national team Assistant gaffer who marked his birthday on Tuesday December 30 in a subdued form, said as he grows older, he has become wiser and it will show in the forthcoming friendly games against Cote D’ Ivoire and Sudan, even as he acknowledged the huge influence, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has had on his coaching career.