Joe Apu, Uyo
Super Eagles camp came alive yesterday with the arrival of Tryonne Ebuehi and Leicester city duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi.
No less than 15 players from the 30-man provisional list released by Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr last week were already making themselves at home at the team’s Ibom hotel and Golf Resort camp in Uyo.
Others who arrived yesterday included; Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Dele Ajiboye, Francis Uzoho and Stephen Eze. The players will have their first training session with the rest of the Eagles players today.
The pack was lead by Arsenal striker, Alex Iwobi who flew into Uyo on Monday. Others who are also in camp are goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Chelsea’s Ola Aina.
The team which had their first training yesterday also paraded the likes of Arsenal striker, Alex Iwobi , goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Chelsea’s young star, Ola Aina, as well as William Troost Ekong, Ogenyi Onazi and Elderson Echiejile.
Media officer to the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye confirmed to Daily Sun sports the players on ground,adding that the rest of the players were being expected for international friendly against DR Congo.
Goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu while speaking on the goaltenders assured Nigerians that there won’t be worries in goal.
“We are working round the clock to ensure that the players are in good shape. As it stands we’re looking forward to having the best but we cannot say we’re done yet because we’re still progressing in work outs.”
Asked if Nigerians can go to sleep with assurances that the goal line is secured, the former Super Eagles safe hands noted that work never stops.
“We can’t go to sleep when the World Cup is just at hand. The task before us is a serious one and only continuous work is answer to it.”
Super Eagles are expected to trade tackles with Leopards of Congo DR next Monday in Port-Harcourt before proceeding to London, where they will play the Three Lions of England at the Wembley Stadium on June 2.
Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had on Monday, May 14 released the Super Eagles 30-man preliminary squad for the World Cup.
There were also first-time call-ups for Crotone of Italian Serie A striker Simeon Nwankwo who has been in form in recent weeks.