Ghana/Nigeria Friendly: Mikel, Taiwo, 9 Others Hit Camp


More players have continued to hit Super Eagles’ camp ahead of their international friendly tie against Ghana’s Black Stars in London tomorrow.

Report from the camp, Hilton Watford lodging in London early today, says that apart from captain Joseph Yobo and the likes of Kalu Uche, his brother Ikechukwu, Emmanuel Ekpo and defender, Danny Shittu, who were the early arrivals, players like AC Milan’s Taye Taiwo, Obinna Nsofor and Victor Anichebe are in camp, ready for the showdown with the Ghanaian team at the Vicarage Road Stadium in the friendly tie, which will kick off 20:00 (9p.m. Nigerian time) tomorrow.

Other players in camp are John Mikel Obi and Osaze Odemwingie who, report said, are doubtful for the encounter, goalkeepers, Dele Aiyenugba and Chigozie Agbim, forwards, Peter Utaka and Solomon Okoronkwo and defenders, Elderson Echiejile and Yusuf Ayila.

P.M.Sports gathered that the team will have their first training session this evening. A total of 19 players are expected to complete the squad, after withdrawals occasioned by injuries and visa problems.

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Meanwhile, telecommunication giant, Globacom, the sponsors of both Super Eagles of Nigeria and Black Stars of Ghana has expressed optimism that the clash between the two teams will be a delightful encounter for all football fans across Africa and beyond to watch.

Globacom is supporting the encounter all the way. The match will be broadcast live in Nigeria and Ghana by International Cable Channel, Supersport as well as AIT in Nigeria, all sponsored by Globacom.

The company has restated its commitment to the development of football in both countries and has consistently been backing the two national teams in the past eight years while sponsoring the Ghana Domestic League and the Nigerian Premier League as well.

Commenting on the international friendly, the Group Chief Operating Officer of Globacom, Mohamed Jameel, stated that as the official sponsors of both national teams, Globacom will give full support to them in their quest to win laurels for Nigeria and Ghana, adding that part of this is the company’s co-sponsorship of the forthcoming Super Eagles – Black Stars encounter that has been generating excitement among football fans in both countries and across Africa.

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