Rafiu Oladipo, President of the Nigeria Football and other Sports Supporters Club, Gbenga Elegbeleye, former House Committee chairman on sports and at least 28 other soccer fans were unable to travel with the Super Eagles when they departed the country late last night.
The inability of Mr Ladipo and the other fans to travel was blamed on the poor arrangement by immigration officials at the Abuja Airport.
Sources present at the airport told Premium Times only one immigration officer was on hand to attend to the over 150 people hoping to travel with the Eagles to Rwanda.
The Air Nigeria crew had to take off before the other passengers were cleared as they explained that the air space might be shut if they delay.
However the Nigeria Football Federation is said to be making alternative arrangements to get the fans to Kigali.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are lodged in Umubano Hotel in Kigali where they will spend the next two days.
Rwanda Football Association Executive Officer, Michel Gasingwa, said the Eagles would have a feel of the venue for Wednesday’s match with a training session on Tuesday afternoon.
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