Super Eagles camp bits- Day 1

With the uncertain security situation in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, getting into the Transcorp Hilton, where the national team camps will be very difficult even to media representatives.

A press release from the media officer of the team, Colin Udoh says there will be no access to players rooms unlike the way it was in previous matches.

In fact, the chief security officer of the team, Gideon Akinsola is quoted as saying anyone found on the floor the players stay will be arrested immediately.

"All the players will be on one floor, and nobody will be allowed to go to that wing, Akinsola said.

"We will post officers at the lifts downstairs, on that floor and at the entrance to their wing with strict instructions to ensure that no unauthorised persons, including relatives, slip through.

"Anyone such person who tries to do so will be arrested on sight for trespassing," Akinsola said.
Yobo reassures Nigerians
Super Eagles’ captain Joseph Yobo has assured Nigerians that he would definitely be in the country for Saturday’s 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifying cracker against the Syli Nationale of Guinea.

Insinuations emanated from some quarters at the weekend that the 31-year old defender was unwilling to come for the game and therefore claimed to have lost his international passport.

“I have my international passport to enter into my country. What happened was that the residence permit got missing in my old passport.

“All I need is the assistance of the Nigeria Football Federation to contact the Turkish Embassy in Nigeria so that work can start on a new residence permit immediately.

“I have already been assured by the NFF that they will promptly get in touch with the Embassy of Turkey to explain to them what has happened. The NFF has confidence in the Embassy of Turkey to sort out this issue as the Embassy has always been very co-operative.

“I believe that I will be able to get a new residence permit to travel to Turkey after the match against Guinea”, said Yobo, who will earn his 83rd international cap against the Syli Nationale. Yobo plays professionally for Turkish top club, Fenerbahce.

Yobo will also lead the group to London for an international friendly match against the Black Stars of Ghana taking place at Watford FC’s Vicarage Road stadium on Tuesday, 11 October.
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