2014 WORLD CUP PLAY-OFF: John Mikel Obi Leads Eagles into Calabar against Ethiopia

In a rare show of patriotism fuelled by the determination to be at next year’s World Cup in Brazil, Chelsea’s midfielder, John Mikel Obi, arrived Calabar yesterday with others in tow to commence training ahead of the Saturday match against Ethiopia.

Those who hit camp yesterday commenced training in earnest, while they wait for their other colleagues who had problems connecting flights to the Cross River State capital hit town today.

Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Ben Alaiya, who confirmed the arrival of Mikel and others said the handlers were elated by the response of the players and will drill them properly to be in shape for the match.

Chippa United of South Africa central defender, James Okwuosa, was the first Eagle from outside Nigeria’s shores to arrive camp.

Immediately after lunch John Mikel Obi came in with John Ogu and MLS star, Bright Dike.
“Few minutes later, Victor Moses arrived, Godfrey Oboabona also followed. Nnamdi Oduamadi remained the good boy he has always been and just as training commenced, Elderson Echejile joined his mates at the U.J. Esuene Stadium.

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