Stranded Super Eagles players arrives in Uyo

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The Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation, Ademola Olajire on Tuesday confirmed that the stranded Super Eagles players in Lagos and Abuja had arrived Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom.

According to him some of the Super Eagles players were said to have challenges joining the rest of the team in camp, as a result of the NLC/TUC strike.

He said the striking unions had shutdown the country’s airports on Monday, thereby preventing some Super Eagles players, who were supposed to connect flights to Uyo from Lagos and Abuja from flying.

NFF in a statement, said “a total of 15 players trained on Monday morning in Uyo”.

Head Coach Finidi George charged the players that the three points at stake in Friday’s encounter must end up in Nigeria’s kitty.

The statement also said that the quintet of defenders Semi Ajayi, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Calvin Bassey, midfielder Frank Onyeka and forward Paul Onuachu were already in the country.

Olajire, however, confirmed that Defenders Semi Ajayi, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Calvin Bassey, alongside Midfielder Frank Onyeka and Forward Paul Onuachu, had landed at the Victor Attah International Airport.

Olajire said they landed in Uyo, aboard a private jet arranged by the NFF, and were driven to Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, to meet up with their team mates for lunch.

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