Super Eagles arrive in Ukraine for friendly match without kits
The Super Eagles landed in Dnipro for their international friendly against Ukraine without their kits, Sports Extra reports.
Turkish Airline, which flew the Eagles delegation from Istanbul to Dnipro, didn’t take along the kits of the Eagles after a mix-up.
According to a statement from the Nigeria Football Federation, items also missing are bags of six players who were on the flight to Dnipro.
The airline, however, promised to deliver the kits to the team before the friendly on Tuesday (tomorrow), the NFF statement added.
“Our kit bags did not arrive with us from Istanbul,” Eagles Team Administrator, Dayo Achor, was quoted as saying in the statement from the NFF media department.
“The bags of six players also did not arrive, but we have alerted Turkish Airline and they have promised to deliver them to us in Dnipro between Sunday and Monday.”
The Super Eagles on Sunday began training for the friendly game against Ukraine with a morning walk, which was supervised by coach Gernot Rohr.
Players who took part in the walk session were Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Maduka and stand-in captain, William Troost-Ekong.
Others include Jamilu Collins, Leon Balogun, Bryan Idowu, Alex Iwobi, Joseph Aribo, Oghenekaro Etebo and Anderson Esiti.
Newly invited Joshua Maja, Samuel Kalu, Paul Onuachu, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Emmanuel Dennis and Moses Simon were also part of the session.
Tuesday’s clash will take place at the 31,000-capacity Dnipro Arena, home of top club FC Dnipro, at 9.30pm Ukraine time (7.30pm in Nigeria).
For the Eagles, the game serves as part of preparations for November’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.