The US Embassy has denied Nine Sand Eagles players, including Abu Azeez and Ogbonnaya Okemmiri transit visas to the Bahamas for the Beach Soccer World Cup.
Bahamas are hosts of the 9th edition of the Beach Soccer World Cup which gets underway later this month.
A player, who spoke under the condition of anonymity said the NFF had waded into the matter per Johnny Edward [w/t Complete Sport].
“We hope they resolve the issue well on time for us to take part in the World Cup.
“But we remain focused in our training and to do ourselves proud,” He said.
Those who were denied the visas from the 14-man team includes Abu Azeez, Godwin Tale, Lukman Ibrahim, Emmanuel Owhoferia, Fuwad Badmus, Emeka Ogbonna, Suleman Mohammed, Godwin Ayalogu and Ogbonnaya Okemmiri.
Coach, Audu ‘Ejo’ Adamu and the team are currently camped in Badagry, where they’re preparing for the April 27 kick off date of the tournament.
Nigeria face Italy at the National Beach Soccer Arena in Nassau on opening day before batting Mexico and Iran on the 29 April and 1 May respectively.
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