Mikel, Others Hit Calabar For Ethiopia Match

Despite flight hiccups from Lagos to Calabar and Abuja to Calabar, only nine Super Eagles players missed the first training session of the Super Eagles ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia at the Canaan City.
By Monday afternoon, Head Coach, Stephen Keshi led all members of the technical crew and other officials into the city now described as Nigeria and Africa’s number one tourism destination. Few hours later, Chippa United of South Africa central defender, James Okwuosa arrived camp to become the first player from outside the shores of Nigeria to arrive.
Team Scribe Dayo Enebi Achor, had said after Okwuosa’s arrival that all other players were already in the country, hoping that they connect their flight to Calabar on schedule.
Immediately after lunch on Tuesday, John Mikel Obi came in with John Ogu and MLS star, Bright Dike. Few minutes later Liverpool’s Victor Moses arrived, while Godfrey Oboabona and Nnamdi Oduamadi jet in before the training commenced. Elderson Echejile also joined his teammates at the UJ Esuene Stadium with the five home based-stars who opened camp on Monday.
However, the Big Boss Stephen Keshi was delighted at the turn out of players but insisted that he will want all his players to arrive camp at the same time, though he has no control over flight schedule. He also called on Nigerians to remain very positive, saying by Saturday, Nigeria’s flag will be among those to be hoisted at the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
It was expected that all the players listed for the encounter should be at the Transcorp Hotel camp of the team in Calabar before Wednesday morning’s training.


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