Fidelity bank banner Atiku Obi Campaign banner Newsexpress banner Camano banner
21 days to 2013 South Africa Cup of Nations: Eagles’ camp bubbles as 9 foreign-based pros hit Faro

By News Express on 30/12/2012

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,986

The Super Eagles' camp in Faro, Portugal, is now bubbling with excitement following the arrival of more foreign-based pros for the final phase of the team’s preparation for the 29th Africa Cup of Nations.

This afternoon, a visibly happy coach Stephen Keshi led team officials to welcome the latest arrivals – Russia-based strikers Emmanuel Emenike and Ahmed Musa and Italy-based Ogenyi Onazi, as well as Turkey-based Raheem Lawal. Their arrival brought to nine the number of foreign-based pros now in the Faro training camp.

A report from Portugal said that Emenike, Musa and Onazi arrived by lunch time and were immediately checked into their rooms.

“After exchanging banters with team officials led by coach Stephen Keshi they joined teammates in having their lunch and just as they were about rounding off, the fourth player to arrive on Sunday, Raheem Lawal, who now plays in the Turkish second division, showed up.

The four players are expected to take part in training on Sunday evening, as more players continue to hit camp for the friendly against Catalonia as part of preparations for the Nations Cup,” according to

Keshi is expecting at least 11 foreign-based players to feature in the friendly against Catalonia on Wednesday.

He says apart from Ikechukwu Uche, who has been given January 6 to arrive camp because of the concession his club in Spain give to the Super Eagles, especially regarding the Catalonia friendly, all other players are expected in Faro by January 5.

Hear Keshi: “No, we have no discussion to let some players stay with their clubsides beyond January 5 and the rules are very clear if any player fails to make the date and without permission we will apply the rules.”

Photo: Ahmed Musa is among the latest arrivals.

Source News Express

Posted 30/12/2012 11:37:03 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Volkswagen's re-entry into Nigeria good for local capacity...

Brave Falcons fight back to draw 3-3 with...

The limits of ‘Olajumokeism’, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Crack in APC; governors disagree over Buhari’s stance...

A Word for Muhammadu Buhari, By Olusegun Adeniyi...

BREAKING NEWS: 9 suicide bombers target Maiduguri


Akwa Ibom Governor-elect inaugurates Transition Committee

Fireworks at Anambra Guber Tribunal: We’re not here...

Tension mounts at Edo House of Assembly as...

Security scare forces relocation of Ekiti election tribunal...

Ohanaeze inaugurates new executive in Orumba-Anambra


Latest News Fashola dragged to EFCC over alleged diversion of $600m power fund Buhari acting like Abacha: Obasanjo •Tells him to go home and rest Religious leaders warn against impending popular revolt, call for greater citizen action to check drift FG releases N9bn to pay arrears of scholarship allowances Troops kill Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 2 aged women Scrap security votes, immunity if you win 2019 polls, SERAP tells Buhari, Atiku, others 2 pro-Biafra groups fight over 2019 polls Nigerian Army seeks strategic military partnership in counter-terrorism operations as COAS visits the Korea Self determination groups warn Buhari against double standards, provocation Stella Oduah unfolds plans for ICT mall to boost N6.4bn Onitsha market turnover Alaba traders move against substandard goods Another Nigerian tortured to death in South Africa


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (441,381 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (400,439 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (334,101 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (287,078 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (252,485 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (231,577 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (215,749 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (197,013 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (184,166 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (172,648 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (170,126 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (156,037 views)


JAMB 2019 Reg

CBN banner


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,966) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (985) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (580) Features (704) Global Business Monitor (314) International (2,998) Interview (170) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (151) Maggie's Blog (117) News (42,544) Opinion (1,180) Pidgin (16) Politics (8,818) Religion (942) Sports (1,866) Stock Watch (36) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera