Five players seen to be surplus to requirement in the Super Eagles camp in Abuja have been sent packing by the interim Head Coach, Samson Siasia.
The affected players told to stay away from the Eagles camp ahead of the the 2017 AFCON qualifiers against Egypt are defenders Christopher Madaki and Oke Ogagatewho, midfielder Hassan Yau, attackers Prince Aggreh and Ezekiel Bassey while petit winger Bright Onyedikachi has been transferred to the Olympic Team.
Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye told thenff.com that only 13 players are now expected in camp next week as the coaches strive to raise the stakes ahead of the crucial games against Egypt.
“The coaches are gradually cutting down the numbers,” Ibitoye disclosed.
“Next week, more players will be released to their clubs and some others will be transferred to the Olympic team also currently in camp ahead of the international friendly against Brazil. I am sure the coaches already have an idea of those home stars that will join the foreign legion for the final phase of preparation in a week’s time,” he added.
The home Eagles lost 2-0 to their U-23 counterparts before mustering a barren draw against NNL side, Kastina United