Church program denies team of Abuja stadium mainbowl
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The Super Eagles 23-man squad has hit camp in Abuja ahead of their Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier tie with Zambia billed for Ndola on Sunday.
All 23 invited players are lodged at the Super Eagles’ Bolton White Hotel and Apartments in Abuja as they gear up for the crucial match.
The Eagles could not however use the Abuja Stadium mainbowl yesterday, no thanks to a church program. Unknown to the NFF, the sports ministry had released the stadium mainbowl to a church, a situation that saw the team training at the practice pitch, ahead of today’s friendly against Plateau United.
The Eagles will depart on board a chartered flight for the World Cup qualifier early Saturday morning.
The match will kick-off 1.30pm Nigerian time on Sunday.
In camp are: Mikel John Obi, Ahmed Musa, Ogenyi Onazi, Carl Ikeme, Kingsley Madu, Musa Muhammed, Emmanuel Daniel, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Elderson Echiejile, Nosa Igiebor, Abdullahi Shehu, William Paul Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Kenneth Omeruo, Anderson Esiti, Jamiu Alimi, Wilfred Ndidi, Chisom Egbuchunam, Uche Agbo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Brown Ideye and Godwin Obaje.