Only three players, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Fegor Ogude are expected on Tuesday morning in Durban on time for Wednesday prestige Mandela Challenge friendly against Bafana Bafana at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.
The Eagles arrived Durban from Johannesburg on Monday morning after a six hour over night flight from Lagos to Johannesburg.
The team was led by Head Coach Stephen Keshi with four home stars, Chigozie Agbim, Azubuike Egwueke, Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona. The NFF President Alhaji Aminu Maigari, who is expected for the game will also hit town on Tuesday.
When the team got to its Southern Sun hotel abode several of the invited players were already in their rooms. Among the early birds were late call ups James Okwuosa and Gege Soriola, who are both based in South Africa. There was also Obinna Nsofor, Elderson Echjiele, who were the first foreign based stars to arrive Durban.
Other early comers include Uche Nwafor, Efe Ambrose, Ogenyo Onazi and Brown Ideye.