Super Eagles depart Russia not as team after World Cup exit


Following their ouster from the ongoing World Cup, the Super Eagles have left their Essentuki Camp not as a team, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports.

Ademola Olajire, the spokesman of the NFF, told NAN that most of the players left Russia for their respective bases, where they have since re-united with their families.

“Instead of returning to Nigeria, the Super Eagles players have been returning to their respective bases one after the other,’’ he said.

The Super Eagles failed to reach the second round of the competition courtesy of a 1-2 loss to Argentina in the last Group D encounter played at St. Petersburg on Tuesday, June 26.

Among the players who left the camp early are Mikel Obi, the team captain; Odion Ighalo; Victor Moses; Kelechi Ihanacho; Leon Balogun; Alex Iwobi, Kenneth Omeruo and Tyronne Ebuehi.

Olajire, however, said that those still remaining in the camp were Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Izoho, John Ogu, Chidozie Awaziem, Ogenekaro Eteboh and Simi Nwankwo.

The spokesman said that the duo of Ahmed Musa and Brian Idowu were staying back in Russia, where they ply their trade for their respective clubs.

While Musa plays for CSK FC of Moscow, Idowu, a defender plays for Amkar Perm FC also of Russia.

Gernot Rohr, the technical adviser of the team, stayed back at the Super Eagles Essentuki Camp to mark his 65th birthday on June 28…


June 29, @ 14:51 GMT/