The mood at the Super Eagles camp in Abuja became more buoyant on Sunday evening as Euro-based national team players started to trickle into camp ahead of the trip to Kigali, Rwanda, Monday night.
First to arrive camp was Fulham combative midfielder, Dickson Etuhu, who was in his trademark dreadlocks and was immediately welcomed by Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, and his assistants.
After checking into his room, Etuhu informed officials that his teammates would be around later in the day or first thing Monday morning to which Keshi said he was aware.
Etuhu said of his return to the national team: “Its gladdening to be back and we need all the concentration to return Nigerian football to the very top in Africa”, he said.
Head Coach Keshi also informed that he had given three of his players permission to arrive camp on Monday evening because they have Sunday games to play for their clubs.
The players are goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama of French side, Lille, Joel Obi of inter Milan and Spain based Ikechukwu Uche.
“The players are ready for the game and the advance party have been given us positive information on what we need to do, so we must be prepared for the task at hand,” Keshi said.