Etebo is early bird in Uyo, Mikel joins Abuja team

Oghenekaro Etebo is among the first invited players to arrive at the Super Eagles Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort camp in Uyo, understands.

The Air Peace plane that brought the CD Feirense attacking midfielder to Uyo touched down at the Akwa Ibom Airport at approximately 1 p.m. yesterday afternoon, and he immediately boarded a taxi to the hotel.

Bursaspor pair William Troost-Ekong and Mikel Agu are expected to be in the Super Eagles traveling party to the Akwa Ibom State capital later this evening, as they are already in Abuja with the squad.

Changchun Yatai striker Odion Ighalo and Mainz defender Leon Balogun arrived in Abuja on Saturday evening and Sunday night respectively and will fly out with the team.

Airport officials have informed this website that the invited players that chose to connect their flights from Lagos to Uyo might encounter problems as there are no more flights into Uyo from the commercial capital today.

The Super Eagles will hold their first training session today evening at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

Similarly, Leicester City’s current Young Player of the Year Wilfred Ndidi has landed in Nigeria ahead of the forthcoming World Cup qualifier against the Copper Bullets.

Thus, manager Gernot Rohr will start running the rule over the central midfielder at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium this evening, when the Super Eagles hold their first training session.

Mainz defender Leon Balogun arrived Abuja on Sunday night, while ex-Watford star Odion Ighalo came in on Saturday evening.

Porto loanee Mikel Agu is also set to participate in the first full training session on Tuesday, having departed Turkey on Sunday.

Chippa United Daniel Akpeyi was being expected in Uyo yesterday evening, subject to the availability of flights to the Akwa Ibom State capital.

Meanwhile, FC Ifeanyi Ubah winger Prince Aggreh trained in the gym, along with Ighalo and Balogun yester, but the central defender had a recovery session as he was in the match day squad against Wolfsburg on Saturday.

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