EHIOSUN, ZENKEN IN VISA HITCH
Nigerians Ekigho Ehiosun and Simon Zenke could not travel with their Turkish club Samsunspor to the Netherlands on Wednesday owing to a visa hitch. A club contingent of 25 players, six coaching staff and four medical officials flew out for a training camp without the Nigerians.
But Zenke, who emerged top scorer last season to help secure the club's promotion to the Super League, remains optimistic.
He is confident the club will sort the visas in the next couple of days to enable them join the 35-man contingent at the training camp.
'Just a little hitch that should be resolved in the next couple of days,' Zenke tells KickOffNigeria.com.
'Obviously, the busy schedule meant the application was put in late but we'll be with them soon hopefully by the weekend.
'It's being handled by dedicated club officials and we are training on our own back in Samsun until that is sorted out.'
On a brighter note, Zenke is pleased by the arrival of Ehiosun.
Despite a revolving door of football business, he has seen the void created by the departure of compatriot Akeem Agbetu filled with the loan arrival of the Super Eagles hitman.
Zenke and Agbetu played a key role in the Samsunspor's success in ending a five-year spell in the second division to earn promotion last season.