London - Nigeria team officials say they've solved midfielder Sunday Mba's travel problems and he has joined up with the World Cup squad in London ahead of its departure for the United States.
Team spokesman Ben Alaiya said Thursday that Mba's visa to travel to the U.K. had expired. His French club Bastia then requested he report to France.
The Nigeria Football Federation put in urgent requests with British embassy authorities in the Nigerian capital Abuja and then Paris and Mba's travel documents were renewed. He joined the squad two days late but watched Wednesday night's 2-2 draw with Scotland in a warm-up game in London from the stands.
Nigeria's squad leaves for the United States on Thursday for friendlies against Greece and the U.S. ahead of the World Cup.