The players are negotiating with South African clubs.
The Super Eagles duo of Solomon Kwambe and Azubieke Egwueke stayed back at the Grand Court Hotel in South Africa as the national team, on Sunday morning, departed Cape Town for Johannesburg en-route Lagos, Nigeria.
Mr. Egwueke revealed to PREMIUM TIMES that he was staying back to discuss some of the club deals being tabled before him by some South African Premier Soccer League clubs.
“I want to discuss with some teams in Johannesburg on Tuesday that is why I did not follow the rest of the squad to Nigeria,” the towering Warri Wolves defender said.
Though Sunshine Stars’ Kwambe did not explicitly state why he was staying back, PREMIUM TIMES scooped he was also remaining in South Africa to tighten some club deals being offered him.
The home based Eagles team are expected back home on Sunday night after a hectic three weeks at the African Nations Championship, CHAN.
The first timers emerged with a bronze medal at the tourney with skipper, Chigozie Agbim, apologising to Nigerians for the team’s failure to clinch gold.
“We came here with the intention to win the championship but we could not make it; we remain thankful to God that we came away with the bronze medal, the fair play trophy and we produced the Player of the Tournament,” he said.
The Nigerian side departed Cape Town, venue of the final, on Sunday morning, headed to Johannesburg and from there to Lagos, from where the team will leave for its final destination, Abuja, on Tuesday morning.
The Eagles, on Saturday, defeated Zimbabwe to win the bronze medal at CHAN.