The Super Eagles’ Coordinator, Emmanuel Attah, said on Sunday in Abuja that he was excited to be back to camp in Abuja, after the team’s victorious outing at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) tournament.
The Eagles against all odds defeated every opponent that came their way in the knockout stages of the tournament to lift the AFCON trophy for the third time.
The Eagles camp opened on March 10, with 24 home-based and 15 foreign-based players expected to battle for shirt in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Harambee Stars of Kenya.
The match is scheduled to take place in Calabar, Cross River on March 23.
Attah said that apart from being excited about the camp’s resumption, he was also happy that action had returned to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after some months delay.
“The resumption of the NPFL is a boost to our camping ahead of Kenya’s clash in Calabar on March 23.
“At least the coaching crew will be able to know who is fit and who is not, it’s a good development for our football,’’ Attah said.
The Super Eagles’ coordinator also said that most of the player would arrive tonight or Monday morning after their NPLF league matches.
Attah said that the few players who reported to camp on Sunday were those playing their league matches on Saturday, while those who were yet to arrive were those playing theirs on Sunday.
He disclosed that arrangements had been made for the team to resume training on Monday afternoon.
Attah said that this was to give the invited players an opportunity to join their colleagues early on Monday.
The former FCT Football Association Chairman said that the team’s Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, his assistants and other backroom staff had all reported at the team’s Bolton White Apartment in Abuja.