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Onazi brings excitement to Eagles camp

26 May 2014, 17:01Israel Ojoko

London - Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi was a source of excitement in the camp of the Super Eagles when they arrive London for a friendly against Scotland as they begin preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.  

Fourteen players made the trip from Abuja to London on Sunday, while Ukraine based striker, Michael Babatunde was already waiting at the team’s hotel. Among them were nine foreign based stars, while the rest are based in Nigeria.

The list includes Ogenyi Onazi, Victor Obinna Nsofor, Ahmed Musa, Michael Uchebo, Godfrey Oboabona, Gariel Reuben, Juwon Oshaniwa, Efe Ambrose and Sunday Mba. As the time of this report, Emmanuel Emenike and Ramon Azeez were the latest to arrive camp.

The home based stars are Chigozie Agbim, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Daniel Akpeyi, Kunle Odunlami and Ejike Uzoenyi. All other players were expected to link up with the team by dinner time on Sunday.

Camp mood is already bubbling with the Lazio midfielder keeping ribs cracking with jokes. It has always been his character to be jovial and even immigration officials in Abuja and London got a dose of Onazi’s jokes.

Turkey based defender, Godfrey Oboabona also set the business mood in camp alive when he said the World Cup is a place to showcase true skills and he will do everything within his powers to be part of the final 23 man list for the Mundial in Brazil.

Babatunde Michael who was the first player to arrive camp also spoke in a similar vein, assuring that he will give his all to be part of the Nigerian team to the World Cup.

The Super Eagles are putting up at the Hilton Cobhams hotel in London.

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