The Super Eagles may end up opening camp in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on May 21, as against initial reports of Abuja staging the team’s base before the friendly against DR Congo.
Though the match against DR Congo has been put in doubt by a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Central African country, Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is still going ahead with his plans for the match and has given his players a deadline of Ma#y 22 to report in Uyo.
The team will pay a courtesy call on Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel and play a test game with a local side before leaving for Port Harcourt on May 26 for the Congo DR friendly match billed for May 28.
Ahead of the farewell friendly with DR Congo, Rohr has directed that all the invited players must report at their camp in Uyo on May 22 or face sanctions.
Rohr wants the team to have at least five days quality training before they depart for Port Harcourt, where they will play DR Congo at Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium.
An official disclosed: “The coach has warned that he will not tolerate late comers to the camp which opens on May 21st for officials and 22nd for players. Rohr wants to hit the ground running with the World Cup preparation and has urged the players to report on time.”