7th February, 2012
The Super Eagles this morning in Abuja had their first training session under the watchful eyes of Coach Stephen Keshi ahead of their 15 February international friendly against the Lone Star of Liberia in Liberia.
Stanley Ohabuchi of Heartland FC and Ifeanyi Ude of Enyimba FC are the only two members of the 30-man squad still expected as at the time of filling this report.
The team opened camping yesterday at their Bolton White Apartment but could not train because the players arrived Abuja yesterday and were tired.
Most of the invited players featured for their respective clubs during the weekend and had to travel to Abuja ahead of the tie, which was postponed because of the nationwide strike embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.
Information reaching P.M.Sports this morning revealed that Keshi took the players on some technical aspect of the game.
It was gathered that the former coach of Hawks of Togo and Eagles of Mali handler is looking at the possibility of having ten of the players already in camp to feature in the 29 February 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda.
Players in camp as at this morning are:
GOALKEEPERS: Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves), Okemute Odah (Sharks FC), Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland FC)
DEFENDERS: Juwon Oshaniwa (Sharks FC), Osasco Omomo (Sunshine Stars), Azubuike Egwueke (Warri Wolves), Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars), Gbenga Arokoyo (Kwara Utd), Uche Oguchi (Heartland FC), Ahmed Adesope (3SC), Papa Idris (Kano Pillars)
MIDFIELDERS: Ossai Uche (Warri Wolves), Kola Anubi (Sharks FC), Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers), Bartholomew Ibenegbu, Kingsley Salami, Reuben Gabriel (Kano Pillars), Henry Uche (Enyimba FC), Solomon Jabason (Akwa United), Chidi Osuchukwu (Dolphins FC), Daniel Essien (Niger Tornadoes)
STRIKERS: Sunday Emmanuel (Enyimba), Sunday Mba, Jude Aneke (Warri Wolves), Izu Azuka (Sunshine Stars), Barnabas Imenger (Kwara Utd), Kabiru Umar (Heartland FC), Uche Kalu.
—Adebobola Alawode & francis achi /Abuja