UTAKA, EJIDE SWELL EAGLES CAMP TO 24
The Super Eagles camp in Calabar ahead of the Sunday 2014 World Cup qualifier against Namibia yesterday swelled to 24, with the arrival yesterday afternoon of Montpellier of France league 1 championship hero, John Utaka and Israeli based goalie, Austin Ejide.
The other foreign-based professionals who trained yesterday are Sone Aluko, Victor Moses, Ikechukwu Uche, Efe Ambrose, Fengor Ogude, Elderson Echejile, Gege Soriola, Ekigho Ehiosun, Ahmed Musa and Vincent Enyeama.
They were joined by the 12 home-based stars unveiled at the weekend and led by Warri Wolves goalie, Chigozie Agbim.
In another development, Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi yesterday named 'home boy' and arguably Africa's best goalkeeper of the modern era, Vincent Enyeama, as the team's Captain for the match against the Southern Africans.
Enyeama is expected to continue in that role until substantive skipper Joseph Yobo recovers from injuries and rejoin with the team.
At the morning training session which commenced at about 7:30 inside the University of Calabar mini stadium, Keshi, simply addressed Enyeama as captain and all and sundry concurred. The training, which was conducted under the scorching early morning sun, had 22 players in training, with only one of them, Papa Idris, not fully involved in action as he was still recovering from past knocks.
He was however able to jog and run around gracefully under the supervision if Physiotherapist, Olawale Oladejo.