Super Eagles team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor has explained why the team’s skipper John Obi Mikel may not be part of the side that will face Poland on Friday in an international friendly match in Wroclaw.
The former Chelsea man is unlikely to make it to Wroclaw as he has been unable to renew his work permit in China, where he currently plays for Tianjin Teda.
According to Enebi Achor as at press time: “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,” Achor told the NFF’s official website.
Technical and backroom staff, alongside six 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, 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 on Tuesday.
Nigeria-based goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and South Africa –based Daniel Akpeyi are expected on Wednesday.
Following the arrival of 22 players, the team will hold its first training sessions on Tuesday.