Lobi Stars arrive for Eagles' friendly

Super Eagles of Nigeria
Super Eagles

The Super Eagles are expected to play a tough opposition on Wednesday when they confront the Makurdi-based team in a crunch tie at the main bowl of the Abuja National Stadium.

The game is scheduled for 10 a.m. and is expected to further give team officials an insight into the readiness of the team for the forthcoming tougher friendlies against the national teams of Angola and Liberia in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, there are strong indications that other Premier League sides are keen to also test their might against the home-based lads before the resumption of the league season.

The home-based Eagles have struggled to 1-0 victories in earlier friendly games against an Abuja selected side and Ranchers Bees of Kaduna and would be all out to at least maintain their winning streak.

Camp snub

In another development,  the national team technical officers say they might be forced to report the Kano Pillars duo of Gambo Mohammed and Musa Musa to the NFF leadership, following their refusal to report to camp of the team in Abuja. Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, and his assistants, were not happy that a week after they were invited, the two players were still yet to report to camp without any cogent reason. Other Kano Pillars players invited to camp have since reported.

“We want to give players from all kinds of background the opportunity to break into the main national team, but the attitude of some of the players is not encouraging at all and we must checkmate them because it’s indiscipline of the highest order”, Mr. Keshi said. If the NFF reacts to the players’ absence, they might be barred from featuring for their clubs, when, hopefully, the Nigeria Premier League season starts next weekend

Super Eagles Coordinator, Emmanuel Atta, said Pillars club officials have also been evasive over the players continued absence from camp, noting that the duo are needed to fortify the team ahead of the forthcoming friendlies against Angola and Liberia.