By Ikenna Okonkwo
Foreign-based Nigerian players invited to be part of the squad to face Pharaohs of Egypt are all expected to converge at Bolton White apartment, official camp of Super Eagles todaybefore the team head to Kaduna, venue of the crucial 2017 Nations Cup qualifier tie tomorrow, according to interim Head coach Samson Siasia.
With few players already jetting into Abuja from yesterday, the full complement of players including Chelsea Midfielder, Mikel Obi, Watford goal poarcher, Odion Ighalo, Captain Ahmed Musa, CSKA Moscow new Man, Aaron Samuel among others are all meant in camp later today.
One after the other, they have confirmed their readiness to show up.
AS Monaco defender Elderson Echiejile who featured in his side’s away clash to PSG yesterday said “I’d fly into the Super Eagles game on Monday from Paris,”
Also confirming his arrival date were Sampdoria defender, Stanley Amuzie who are expected in camp on Monday as well.
Meanwhile, Kastina State governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari will join his counterpart from Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to cheer the Super Eagles to victory on Saturday in the first leg of their Nations Cup tie with the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Chairman of Katsina United FC and Special Assistant to Katsina State Governor (sports), Aminu Balele Kurfi will be on ground to support the Eagles next Saturday.
“My governor has promised that he will be in Kaduna for the crucial match to lead the support. I am also using this opportunity to call my friend Ifeanyi Ubah to lead supporters from the South Eastern part of the country, while those of Ikorodu United and Shooting Stars from South West should also mobilise themselves and come forward to support Eagles for this tie,” he said.
Balele also implored the Ministry of Youth and Sports to arrange chattered aircraft for the boys in the return leg.
Nigeria host Egypt in Kaduna on Friday, 25th March and visit the Pharaohs in Alexandria on Tuesday, 29thMarch in two crucial 2017 Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Egypt top the Group G table with six points, two more than the Eagles who are in second place.