28th September, 2010
At least 13 home-based players reported to the NICON Luxury Hotel camp of the SuperÂ Eagles in Abuja ahead of preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier againstÂ Guinea in Conakry on 10 October.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Robinson Okosun, said only twoÂ players from the list of 15 local players called up by caretaker coach, Austin Eguavoen,Â were yet to arrive.
He disclosed that one of the players is former Kano Pillarsâ€™ attacking winger, AhmedÂ Musa, who was part of the Flying Eagles players that faced Mauritius in an African YouthÂ Championship (AYC) qualifier last Sunday.
â€œWe have 13 players from the list of 15 home-based players called up since camp opened onÂ Sunday. I know that one of the two players not in camp is Ahmed Musa. He was part of theÂ Under-20 that played Mauritius at the weekend but we expect that he should join the teamÂ on Tuesday,â€ Okosun said.
The players held their first training with the coaches led by Austin Eguavoen in AbujaÂ yesterday.