Thursday, 29 May 2014
Late Comer--- Stephen Keshi Welcome Sunday Mba To Camp
Nigeria's head coach Stephen Keshi has welcomed CA Bastia midfielder Sunday Mba despite reporting late to camp 24 hours after deadline due to hitches with his travel documents.
The Former Warri Wolves and Enugu Rangers midfielder, who was on the verge of missing out on playing at the World Cup, finally joined his teammates on Wednesday night.
On accepting the 25-year-old to camp, Keshi said he "was aware of the development that accounted for the late coming of Mba were owed to visa issuance problems".
Dayo Enebi Achor, who is the team administrator, explained that the delay was due to the late renewal of Mba's expired United Kingdom visa.
“They were ready to do the job on time for the player to be with his teammates but his club wanted him in France and so he had to leave but we also made contact with the United Kingdom High Commission in France and they helped facilitate his quick arrival here.
"We must thank both Commissions in Abuja and Paris for their help and wish them the best even as we hope to extend any hand of fellowship that they may need to them in the future”, Enebi said.
Meanwhile, Mba has now joined the remaining 29 players for the trip to Philadelphia, United States on Thursday morning in preparation for Brazil 2014 and its next friendly game against Greece, next Tuesday.
The 25-year-old AFCON 2013 final winning goal scorer could again nurse hopes of making the World Cup when Stephen Keshi reveals his final list of 23 players on June 2.