Mba Finally Joins Up With Eagles Headed for Houston

Sunday Mba has finally reported to the Super Eagles after visa issuance hitches had delayed his flight from France to London.

The Bastia midfielder was among the the fans at the Craven Cottage watching his team-mates force Scotland to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday.

The former Warri Wolves player, who missed World Cup-bound Eagles two day training for the international friendly, said the team head coach Stephen Keshi was aware of his predicament.

Afcon 2013 Revelation Sunday Mba Completes Keshi's 30-Man Party Departing London for a Training Camp in Houston.
Afcon 2013 Revelation Sunday Mba Completes Keshi’s 30-Man Party Departing London for a Training Camp in Houston.

Reacting to the development, team administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, said the team had immediately decided on Mba’s visa renewal in Abuja by notifying the United Kingdom High Commission in Nigeria.

“They were ready to do the job on time for the player to be with his teammates but his club wanted him in France and so he had to leave but we also made contact with the United Kingdom High Commission in France and they helped facilitate his quick arrival here,” Achor said.

“We must thank both Commissions in Abuja and Paris for their help and wish them the best even as we hope to extend any hand of fellowship that they may need to them in the future.”

Mba’s arrival means the full 30-man preliminary squad have already arrived camp. They depart for their World Cup training camp in Houston, Texas on Thursday and will play further international friendlies against Greece and the United States before getting down to business in Brazil.

Keshi revealed that the final list of 23 players will be unveiled on June 2.

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