Eagles Arrive London Base, Begins Build-Up for Wednesday’s Friendly

World Cup 2014-bound Super Eagles team will have their first training session on Monday evening ahead of their May 28 friendly match against Scotland.

Fourteen players from the 30-man training squad, led by coach Stephen Keshi, made the trip from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, to the Heathrow Airport in London on Sunday afternoon (arrival time at exactly 2:15pm BST).

Secretary General of the team Dayo Enebi Achor and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) friendly games Consultant Jairo Panchon were on ground to welcome the delegation.

Super Eagles Begins Training for Scotland.
Super Eagles Begins Training for Scotland.

Nine foreign-based stars joined the invited players from the domestic league. Chigozie Agbim, Daniel Akpeyi, Kunle Odunlami, Ejike Uzoenyi and Azubuike Egwuekwe were the remaining five home-based players.

Ogenyi Onazi, Victor Obinna Nsofor, Ahmed Musa- who buried his grandma over the weekend in Edo- Michael Uchebo, Godfrey Obaobona, Gabriel Reuben, Juwon Oshaniwa, Efe Ambrose and Sunday Mba joined the home-based players on board.

The Eagles are putting up at the Hilton Cobhams Hotel in London.

Michael Babatunde was already waiting at the team’s hotel while Emmanuel Emenike and Ramon Azeez were the latest to arrive the team’s base on Sunday.

All other players were expected to link up with the team by dinner time on Sunday.

Wednesday’s Friendly game is billed for Fulham’s Craven Cottage home ground.


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