Poland vs Nigeria: Eagles begin training as 22 players hit camp, Mikel, Etebo out

Poland vs Nigeria: Eagles begin training as 22 players hit camp, Mikel, Etebo out

Super Eagles’ Radisson Blu Hotel camp in Wroclaw has become a beehive of activities following the arrival of 22 players and the beginning of training sessions on Tuesday.

Technical and backroom staff, alongside six Super Eagles players, opened the camp on Monday, but the facility exploded into life with the arrival of goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Elderson Echiejile Stephen Eze, Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem joined on Tuesday.

Also, Midfielders, Joel Obi, John Ogu, Ogenyi Onazi, Uche Agbo and Wilfred Ndidi, and forwards Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Moses stormed the camp on Tuesday.


Enyimba goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and South Africa –based Daniel Akpeyi are expected on Wednesday.

Super Eagles Skipper Mikel John Obi is unlikely to make it to Wroclaw as he has been working hard at renewing his work permit in China, where he plays for Tianjin Teda.

Team Administrator Dayo Enebi Achor told thenff.com on Tuesday: “We all had been hoping that the renewal would come in good time for him to fly to Poland. As it is now, it is not likely that he would make the trip.”

Midfield Trojan Oghenekaro Etebo is injured, and Egypt –based Junior Ajayi, who was unable to secure a visa into Poland, will fly directly to London for Tuesday’s clash with Serbia at The Hive, Canons Park.

The team trained twice on Tuesday, with the same schedule for Wednesday, before Thursday’s training at match time inside the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw.

Friday’s showdown inside the 43,000 –capacity stadium formally opens the first phase of the Super Eagles’ preparation for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals, taking place in the Russian Federation 14th June – 15th July this year.

The match kicks off at 8.45pm (Nigeria and Poland are on same time zone) on Friday.

 

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