Monday, February 27, 2012

Eight 'foreign' Super Eagles arrive in Abuja

Etuhu can confirm that eight of the 11 foreign-based stars arrived at the Bolton White Hotel lodgings of the Super Eagles.

Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi confirmed to that the eight players arrived in the team's Abuja camp between Sunday and Monday.

Dickson Etuhu was the first foreign-based player to arrive camp on Sunday afternoon.

The latest arrivals in the Nigerian team are Taye Taiwo, Joseph Yobo, Victor Moses, Sani Kaita, Peter Osaze Odemwingie, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Ahmed Musa.

Three players, Vincent Enyeama, Joel Obi and Ikechukwu Uche are still being expected to arrive on Monday and Keshi said the trio was excused on grounds of their clubs playing on Sunday.

"Right now there are eight foreign-based players plus the 11 local-based players we have here. So in total we have 18 players, which is almost a full house. We are expecting three more players later today (Monday).

"Vincent (Enyeama), Ike Uche and Joel Obi should be here before we leave for Kigali, as their clubs had games last night in their different leagues," the 50-year-old Nigerian coach said.

The Super Eagles are expected to leave the shores of Nigeria for Kigali, Rwanda from 11pm to face the Amavubi in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this Wednesday.


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