Chagchun Yatai of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo and Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia defender, Brian Idowu are the last set of players to join the Super Eagles’ camp in Uyo.
Both players could not make it to the team’s base on Tuesday, and were eventually confirmed for arrival on Wednesday morning.
While a total of 22 players were on ground as at Tuesday afternoon, and rolled out for the team’s first training session in the evening, Idowu and Ighalo had to leave their arrivals till Wednesday.
Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye said both players were victims of the recent political activities in the South South geo-political zone, which he said caused flight hitches heading into Uyo.
Incidentally, Chippa United of South Africa goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi first flew to Port Harcourt from Lagos, after his arrival from South Africa, but then had to travel by road to Uyo.
That enabled him to check into the camp at Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort at approximately 10pm on Monday.
Ibitoye disclosed: ”It’s been a challenge getting players into Uyo, there are some political activities.
“Those parties have bought up all the flight, the flight from Lagos and Abuja is once a day, so they bought up all the seats. The players booked either Abuja-Uyo or Lagos-Uyo.”