Even as there was a deadline rush yesterday by some of the foreign based players, four key members of the Super Eagles, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses,Vincent Enyeama as well as Austin Ejide are still being expected.
Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi had given January 5 as the last day for the foreign based players to report to the Faro Camp of the team.
Consequently, yesterday was rush day as four out of the remaining foreign based professionals arrived for the final phase of preparations for the Nations Cup 2013 in South Africa.
Among those who breezed into camp before lunch time yesterday were Celtic tower in defence, Efe Ambrose, FC Braga of Portugal left back, Elderson Echejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, who recently moved from Sharks of Port Harcourt to Israeli side Ashdod and Padova of Italy midfield man, Obiora Nwankwo.
All the players jointly had lunch and by the last count the camp has swollen to 25 players who will train later Friday afternoon.
Eagles Media Officer, Ben Alaiya said all other players including John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide are expected in camp this morning on time for the afternoon training session.
He said: "Keshi again reiterated during lunch time that there will be no room for late comers as he has barely four days to make up his mind on the final list of 23 players that will be going to the Nations Cup.
"He also revealed that up till noon on Friday he has not heard a word from Newcastle striker, Shola Ameobi, saying he hopes the player will grab the last opportunity that Saturday offers and come to the team's camp in Faro.