Eagles begin W/Cup preparation in London

Monday 26 May 2014

/ by Colin Udoh

Nigeria’s national football team, Super Eagles arrived London Sunday afternoon ahead of their international friendly against the Tartan Army of Scotland.
The international friendly is scheduled to take place on Wednesday night in preparation for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
According to the team's Media Officer, Ben Alaiya, Head Coach of the team, Stephen Keshi led the way, arriving the Heathrow Airport in London at exactly 2:15pm local Time.
He noted that fourteen players made the trip from Abuja to London, while Ukraine- based striker, Michael Babatunde was already waiting at the team’s hotel.

Among them are nine foreign based-stars, while the rest are based in Nigeria.

"The list includes; Ogenyi Onazi, Victor Obinna Nsofor, Ahmed Musa, Michael Uchebo, Godfrey Oboabona, Gariel Reuben, Juwon Oshaniwa, Efe Ambrose and Sunday Mba," Alaiya noted. As at the time of this report, Emmanuel Emenike and Ramon Azeez were the latest to arrive camp.

The home based stars in camp already, according to Alaiya are; Chigozie Agbim, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Daniel Akpeyi, Kunle Odunlami and Ejike Uzoenyi. All other players were expected to link up with the team by dinner time on Sunday.
The team will have its first training session for the friendly on Monday evening, with all the 30 players invited for the World Cup preparation expected to take part.

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