The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has said that the Super Eagles would commence their final preparations for the Brazil 2014 World Cup on May 26.
The assistant director on communications of the NFF Ademola Olajire said in Abuja that this was because most of the team’s players would still be engaged with club activities.
“The players will be busy with their clubs until the middle of May and can only be available towards the end of May.
“So, the team cannot be expected to be in any serious preparation for the World Cup finals until then,’’ he said.
Olajire said Nigeria’s training for the mundial would commence when most league competitions in Europe must have been concluded.
“The players are expected to arrive the team’s camp in the U.S. on May 26, two days to the international friendly with Scotland.
“Right now, the players are still committed to club activities until the second week of May when most the leagues in Europe will end.
“The players will have about two weeks’ rest period before May 26 deadlines for arrival in camp,’’ he said.
Olajire said competition for places in the team had become more intense as players have been seeking to impress team head coach Stephen Keshi for possible invitation.