Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ambrose, Echejile storm camp; Mikel, Moses expected Saturday

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It was typical last minute rush at the Super Eagles camp site in Faro, Portugal, on Friday as four out of the remaining foreign based professionals arrived for the final phase of preparations for the Nations Cup 2013 in South Africa scheduled for later this month.

Among those who breezed into camp before lunch time on Friday are Celtic defender, Efe Ambrose; FC Braga of Portugal left back, Elderson Echejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, who recently moved from Sharks of Port Harcourt of Israeli side Ashdod; and Padova of Italy midfield man, Obiora Nwankwo.

All the players jointly had lunch and by the last count the camp had swollen to 25 players who will train later Friday afternoon.

All other players including Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide are expected in camp later on Saturday morning on time for the afternoon training session.

Head Coach, Stephen 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 said that up till noon on Friday he had 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.

“Otherwise, we go ahead with other plans for the Nations Cup, with available players on ground,” the coach said.

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