First to arrive camp, was Fulham combative midfielder Dickson Etuhu, who was in his trade mark dread locks and was immediately welcomed by Head Coach, Stephen Keshi and his assistants. After checking into his room, Etuhu informed that his teammates will be around later in the day or first thing Monday morning, to which Keshi said he was aware of.
Keshi thereafter asked Etuhu to take care of his younger home lads in camp and he immediately started that after lunch by taking team captain Chigozie Agbim on a long talk, before he let him go to is room after lunch. Etuhu said of his return to the national team: “Its gladdening to be back and we need all the concentration to return Nigerian football to the very top in Africa”, he said.
Head Coach Stephen Keshi also informed that he has given three of his players permission to arrive camp on Monday evening because they have Sunday games. The players are goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama of French side Lille, Joel Obi of inter Milan and Spain based Ikechukwu Uche.
“The players are ready for the game and the advance party have been given us positive information on what we need to do, so we must be prepared for the task at hand”, Keshi said.
Report by Aderonke Ogunleye @ronniesportdiva