To conclude the journey to the 2013 Africa Nations Cup, the Super Eagles of Nigeria players have started arriving in bits for the make-or-mar clash with the Lone Stars of Liberia which will be held in Calabar and it stands to decide the Super Eagles’ fate for the AFCON 2013.
One of the officials of the Super Eagles confirmed the arrival after they touched down at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport in Calabar some minutes before noon.
The squad left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja Arik Airline flight billed for 10.30 a.m. and the squad were also billed to camp at the Metropolitan Hotel in the heart of Calabar.
And in order to be sure that team is leaving no stone unturned in the bid to get the desired win for the nation, the technical crew has however scheduled a training session for Monday evening at the Abraham Odia Sports Complex, the University of Calabar.
Goalkeepers, Vincent Enyeama arrived at Calabar this morning to join the squad and Austin Ejide, and Nosa Igiebor of Real Betis of Spain is among the foreign-based players expected to arrive the Eagles camp on Monday.
Keshi at the weekend, named seven home-based players who are to join the 15 foreign-based footballers announced earlier for the qualifier and they are Chigozie Agbim of Warri Wolves, who is captain of the home-based team and his teammate, Azubuike Egwueke, Godfrey Oboabona, the captain of Sunshine Stars’ FC of Akure; Henry Uche of Enyimba FC of Aba, Benjamin Francis of Heartland and Kano Pillars’ central defender, Umar Zango as well as Rangers winger Ejike Uzoenyi.
The Super Eagles head coach; Stephen Keshi said the Ejide and Igiebor will be joined by the rest of the squad on Tuesday.
Keshi said that most of the foreign-based players, including Mikel Obi, were due to arrive in Calabar on Tuesday because of the problem they had in securing their visas.
He also said that others who had late league matches on Sunday were expected to arrive in the camp on Tuesday.