The Super Eagles are taking nothing to chance as preparations effectively commenced yesterday night in London with the team’s first training session ahead of the World Cup in Brazil next month. The team tackle Scotland’s Tartan Army at Fulham’s Craven Cottage tomorrow.
All the 30 invited players invited except for Brescia of Italy midfielder, Nnamdi Oduamadi and France based star, Sunday Mba, were in camp and attended the team’s training session on Monday evening. Team Scribe, Dayo Enebi Achor, explained that the duo had hitches with their travelling documents and were scheduled to make it to the team’s camp any time from now, a development Head Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi frowned at.
However, the technical crew was happy with the entire squad’s response to arrival in camp and the comradeship that existed among all the players. “It’s one big family here and this is the spirit we should carry to the World Cup,” declared Lille of France goalie Vincent Enyeama. There are also no injury worries with the team as all the players have been visiting the gym to maintain fitness.
The players were also very happy with the recall of team captain Joseph Tambarin Yobo and Osaze Odemwengie. Yobo, himself declared during breakfast on Monday that he was overwhelmed by the shower of love by his team mates. “I am humbled and I pray that I will justify the confidence reposed in me”, he said.
Osaze spoke in a similar vein, adding that it was a family reunion that is bound to affect the fortunes of the team at the World Cup. “We will do our best in Brazil to justify this unity that we have in camp”.