The Belgian Embassy on Wednesday night in Abuja released the visas of the six Super Eagles players for the international friendly with Congo and Cameroon.
Toyin Ibitoye, the Super Eagles Media Officer, told the News Agency of Nigeria over the telephone that visas of the team’s backroom staff were also released.
Ibitoye, however, said only two of the invited six home-based players would now make the trip to Belgium, while the other four players would return to the team’s Port Harcourt, Rivers State camp to continue with preparations for Championship of African Nations.
He said: “Chima Akas and Austin Oboroakpo are the two players going to Belgium.
“Prince Agreey, Paul Onobi and goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Femi Thomas will return to camp in Port Harcourt.
“They will not make the trip again.
“The decision to drop them is not because of visa but because other players have been called up as backup.”
Ibitoye also said Coach Aloy Agu, team doctor Ibrahim Gyaran, NFF Assistant General Secretary Emmanuel Ikpeme, kit manager and himself were among those to depart the shores of the country on Wednesday night for Belgium.
The Eagles media officer also said the team’s Physiotherapist, Wale Oladejo, would leave for Belgium on Thursday.
NAN reports that the Eagles will play Congo Democratic Republic and their Cameroonian counterparts on October 8 and 11 respectively in international friendlies in Belgium.
The encounters are in preparation of Nigeria’s build-up to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches lined up for the team.