Eagles begin training with 17 players
Visa delays Iheanacho, Omeruo
The Super Eagles began training for tomorrow’s international friendly against Mali and Tuesday’s game with 17 players.
Watford FC of England star forward, Odion Ighalo, was the first player at the Super Eagles’ camp in France on Tuesday night, but he was later joined by 16 others as the three-time African champions prepare for the first friendly with Mali’s Les Aigles at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen tomorrow
Among the 17 players are the nine who left from Abuja aboard an Air France flight on Tuesday, including Ogenyi Onazi, Brown Ideye, Abdullahi Shehu, Umar Aminu, Kingsley Madu, Elderson Echiejile, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Etebo Oghenekaro and Musa Muhammed.
Also in the camp are England–based goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, Germany–based defender, Leon Balogun, Arsenal of England’s Alex Iwobi and Belgium–based forward, Moses Simon.
Morocco –based midfielder Babatunde Michael and Turkey–based Raheem Lawal, as well as Gbenga Arokoyo were being expected last night.
South Africa–based goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi and Norway–based defender, William Troost Ekong, are expected on today. But Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho and Turkey–based defender, Kenneth Omeruo, have been held back by visa hitch.