Rohr shuts door on latecomers

The Super Eagles getting ready for late evening training in Casablanca, Morocco…yesterday. PHOTO: THENFF.COM.

• Chamber wants Eagles’ camp in Serbia
Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr has advised any member of the team that failed to arrive in their Morocco camp yesterday to stay away.

Rohr set yesterday as deadline for arrivals for the players, but some of the stars say they are facing flight problems and may join the team today.

Among those yet to arrive in the camp are Daniel Akpeyi, John Obi Mikel and New boy, Francis Uzoho.

Mikel and Uzoho were expected to hit the camp late last night, while Akpeyi has been booked to arrive in Morocco today.

Akpeyi was expected to travel to Morocco yesterday, but on arrival at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, officials of Air Maroc told him that his flight would now leave early this morning.

The team started full training yesterday with only Ikechukwu Ezenwa, a situation that Rohr did not find funny.

“Time is not on our side. I expected everybody to be here today (yesterday) because we still have a lot to do,” Rohr told a local website.

The players already in camp are Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Shehu Abdullahi Chidozie Awaziem, Chidiebere Nwakali, Ogehenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, Kenneth Omeruo and Olarewaju Kayode.

Others are Mikel Agu, Anthony Nwakaeme, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi, Olarewaju Kayode, Uche Agbo, Henry Onyekuru, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina and Tyronne Ebuehi.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria-Serbia Chamber of Commerce says it is working hard to ensure that the Super Eagles hold its pre-World Cup camp in Serbia.

President of the Nigeria-Serbia Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Temi Gold, said in Lagos that he has been holding talks with relevant authorities and he believes that the Eagles will camp in Serbia and get to the semifinal and possibly win the World Cup, in Russia.

The weather, he says, is the same with Russia, as they were together in the United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR).

“We are looking at a grandiose World Cup for Nigeria and sure we have a team that can do the best and get us the trophy, what we need is good preparation,” Gold said.

He revealed that a team led by him will head to Russia ahead of next Tuesday’s international friendly between Nigeria and Argentina to put final touches to a deal that would ensure that Eagles did not only camp in Serbia, but also get good results from the World Cup.



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