Training Tour: Visas Delay Flying Eagles' Trip To Germany

•Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh

•Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh

Contrary to earlier reports that Nigeria’s Flying Eagles would depart the shores of the country to Germany for a two-week training tour yesterday, P.M.NEWS Sports can report that the team are yet to leave for the tour.

It was gathered that the delay was caused by the German Embassy that refused entry visas for some of the players. Chief coach of the team, John Obuh confirmed early today on Brila FM that they are still in the country.

Obuh said that if things work out well, they are hoping to leave for Germany today as all issues relating to the visas are expected to be sorted out.

“We were unable to fly out of the country yesterday (Sunday) because some of my players were not granted entry visas to Germany. The problem we had was that some of the players are under age and the Embassy demanded that the parents of these players must accompany them for visa application.

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“We are trying to fix this and hopefully the players would be issued visas today to join us for the journey later today,” Obuh said.

The Flying Eagles are expected to participate in the Toulon tournament in France which will come up later this month as part of their preparation for the U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

—Bamidele Olowosagba

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