Emmanuel Emenike and Ahmed Musa, both based in Russia, as well as Italy-based upcoming midfield ace, Ogenyi Onazi, have arrived the Super Eagles camp as preparations reach top gear for the African Cup of Nations 2013.
This is to be preceded by Wednesday’s friendly against a Catalonia selected, which is the first big test.
After exchanging banters with team officials, led by Stephen Keshi, Emenike and Musa joined teammates in having their lunch and just as they were about rounding off, the fourth player to arrive on Sunday, Raheem Lawal, who now plays in the Turkish second division, showed up.
The four players took part in training on Sunday evening, as more players continued to hit the camp for the international friendly against Catalonia as part of preparations for the Nations Cup.
At the last count, nine foreign based players have arrived the Faro, Portugal camp of the team.
Keshi had said he expects at least 11 foreign based players to feature in the friendly against Catalonia on Wednesday.
Similarly, Keshi has said apart from Ikechukwu Uche, who has been given till January 6, 2013 to arrive camp, because of the concession his club in Spain gives to the Super Eagles, especially regarding the Catalonia friendly, all other players are expected in the Faro camp of the national team by January 5.
“No, we have no discussion to let some players stay with their club sides beyond January 5 and the rules are very clear.
“If any player fails to make the date and without permission, we will apply the rules.”