3 September 2009

Nigeria: Eagles Have Full House, Match Officials Arrive

Lagos — Israel -based goalkeeper Bamidele Aiyenugba was the last arrival in the Super Eagles' camp Wednesday afternoon and joined the rest for evening training session as Nigeria look forward to victory in Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Tunisia at the National Stadium, Abuja .

The team trained twice yesterday and will also train twice today. There will also be training sessions on Friday and a light walk -out on Saturday evening, after the Tunisians must have had a feel of the turf at the hour of the match as stipulated by FIFA rule.

Now, there are goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama, Aiyenugba and Austin Ejide, defenders Taye Taiwo, Joseph Yobo, Ayodele Adeleye, Olubayo Adefemi, Yusuf Mohammed, Apam Onyekachi, Nwankwo Kanu, Sani Kaita, Elderson Echiejile, Mikel Obi, Seyi Olofinjana, Olufemi Ajilore, Kalu Uche, Obinna Nsofor, Ikechukwu Uche, Michael Eneramo, Osaze Odemwingie and Chinedu Obasi at the NICON Luxury Hotel. Head Coach Amodu Shaibu declared Wednesday that media representatives will be able to interact with the players on Thursday, but there would not be much room for too many questions for the players after that day until after the match.

The match officials started arriving yesterday, with Mali's Souleymane Magassouba, FIFA Security Officer the first in town.

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