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Visa Delay Threatens Super Eagles, Brazil Friendly

Visa Delay Threatens  Super Eagles, Brazil Friendly

Nigeria Football Federation’s delegation expected to travel to Singapore On Tuesday for Sunday’s international friendly encounter against Singapore failed to make the trip after they failed to get entry visas to the Asian country, reports Completesports.com.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, assistant coaches; Alloy Agu, Imama Amapakabo as well as team administrator, Dayo Enebi are among those expected to make the trip.

The NFF however remain hopeful that the delegation will get their entry visas before Thursday.

The Super Eagles camp in Singapore will open today (Wednesday) with all the invited players expected to be camp.

The team will stay at the Fairmont Hotel.

The Nigeria, Brazil friendly will kick-off at 1pm Nigerian time.

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  • But Brazil and Senegal FAs don’t have the same issues and have sorted their VISA issues since? Oga Pinnick and board fellows, are you still active or EFCC is seriously distracting you guys? By the way, the quick arrival of the Rohr (and his foreign assistants) and the Europe-based guys is what is important. AS long as that is not affected, NFF should ensure the match goes ahead. If Imama, Alloy and their godson, Ezenwa are not in Singapore, nothing spoil.

    • Walking 2 years ago

      My mind spoken..

      Its not that ezenwa will even be the goalie of the day.

  • D game dat was played yesterday dey better remain back .

  • Janebrix 2 years ago

    Eh now not everyone will play. So the friendly can go on with the available players. If They are having visa problem then they should sit this one out. 

  • Kelvin Paul 2 years ago

    What Imama Amapakabo going there to do? These names-Alloy Agu, Imama Amapakabo ARE NOT RELEVANT,pLS SAVE THE COST!

  • Kayzee 2 years ago

    CS. Stop this sensational headlines please. Simply say local coaches and one local Eagle player may miss the match. A beg!!

  • The important people, Awaziem, Azeez, Chukwueze, Rohr, Troost, Iwobi, Ndidi, Osimhen, Dennis and Onuachu have posted photos of them on their way and will already have arrived. They are the ones doing the business on the pitch.

    That a pen pusher in the NFF couldn’t apply for a visa on time is no reason to cancel the match. It will take place with or without NFF officials present

  • At least ten invited players will be available to manager Gernot Rohr when the national team begin their preparations for the prestige friendly against Brazil. 

    Spanish-based trio Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal), Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes) and Ramon Azeeez (Granada) flew to Singapore on Tuesday and they were on the same flight as Rohr. 

    Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo and his good friend, CSKA Sofia’s Viv Solomon-Otabor were sported at the Super Eagles Fairmont Hotel in Singapore this morning, having flown in from the United Kingdom.

    Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Emmanuel Dennis, Victor Osimhen and William Troost-Ekong have also reported for international duty. 

    Source: allnigeriasoccer.

    An update from camp will be appreciated from CSN

  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    Was Imama mentioned for real?is he not suppose to be preparing his team for the return leg against the hawks of Togo a match fixed for 19th of this month?this lackadaisical approach to national teams other than the super eagles is costing us greatly.
    Meanwhile,the mens Olympic playoffs billed for Egypt will commence early November and preparations are not in gear yet.So a week to the tournament NFF will hurriedly assemble a team and plan for another disaster just like their female compatriots had a few days ago.
    This is ridiculous,it’s bizarre.I think all attention is focused on the super eagles by the NFF and less on others,but the super eagles depends on this feeder teams and if things carrys on as it’s we may not have a stable and sustainable super eagles in the future.

    • Pompei 2 years ago

      What the heck is Imama doing in Singapore, when there is fire on the mountain at home? Togo is about to Jackie Chan us out of Chan. I would expect that Imama would be 100% focused on the Togo game. How is his presence in Singapore going to help us overcome Togo?

  • Kweli 2 years ago

    Visa problems, bonus problems – the perpetual Nigerian malady. Always guaranteed. This is self-inflicted backwardness.

    • Kwoki or kweli yes it is Nigeria problem cant you mind ur own problems,a m sure this is one of this Ghanaians that usually come here to post rubbish