It’s not looking good in the camp of the Olympic Eagles as several invited players by coach Salisu Yusuf has passport issues, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
Majority of the invited players age on their passport doesn’t correlate with their age on TMS. To avoid embarrassment to the country, bulk of the players has been sent packing by the team’s secretary.
The affected players are: Kayode Bankole of Remo Stars, James Ajako of Akwa United, Maurice Chukwu of Rivers United, Haggai Katoh of Plateau United who are yet to resume will have no need to join the team.
Others like, Samuel Kalu of Enyimba, Chidiebere Nwobodo of Rangers, Mustapha Jibril of Lobi Stars, Abdulsalam Abdulsalam of Wikki Tourists, Zulkifilu Mohammed Plateau United who are also not in the camp will have no cause to join the team again. Edwin Emelan of Calabar Rovers who was also part of the age decrepancy has been asked to vacate the camp of the U23.
The good news is that the 10 foreign based players will be able to fill the space, in the absence of these NPFL stars.
However, the Nigeria team who have been in camp in Ibadan will depart the country for the first leg on Wednesday.