Abuja - The Super Eagles camp on Sunday came alive as the team started preparations for the international friendly match against Venezuela, scheduled to take place in Miami, U.S.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match, which will take place on November 14, is part of the Eagles’ preparation for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), to be hosted by South Africa.
Goalkeeper Chiagoziem Agbim, the captain of the home-based Eagles and Godfrey Oboabona, the captain of Sunshine Stars FC of Akure were among the early arrivals.
Other players who arrived the camp early include Kano Pillars’ FC duo of Papa Idris and Gabriel Reuben.
Enugu Rangers FC Striker, Ejike Uzoenyi is also among the players that arrived the Eagles’ Bolton White apartment camp on Sunday.
Ben Alaiya, the Media Officer of the Super Eagles told a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent on the phone that 16 players had so far reported to camp.
Alaiya said that the remaining eight players were expected to hit camp on Sunday night as Coach Stephen Keshi might not take it kindly with players’ who flouted the Nov. 4 deadline.
He said that the team would begin preparations in earnest for the friendly with its first training session on Monday evening.
The AFCON tournament will take place from January 19 to February 10.