Odion Igalo who helped his club, Granada of Spain gain promotion to top flight Spanish La Liga league has hit the Dream team V camp ahead the first leg All Africa games qualifying encounter against the Black Meteors of Ghana this weekend. According to the player, he is ready for action. “I am fired up for this game. I wish I was here for the Tanzania game but I followed the game under pressure in far away Spain, all the same we give glory to God that we have gone pass the Vijana stars” Odion said.
Looking at this weekend’s cracker in Benin, Ighalo who is on loan from Udinese said “I promised Coach Austin Eguavoen that I would be here for the Ghana game. Now that I am here I cannot wait to begin training with the team. We all know that Ghana is a difficult side and we are ready to give our best to get victory on Sunday”.
While ruing his missed chances in the First leg game against Tanzania, the former Flying Eagles goal poacher, prayed for a good outing on Saturday. “There is no hiding the fact that I had a bad day in the game against Tanzania, I am ready to make up for that but I also pray that I have a good day, even if I do not score I pray my overall contribution will give the team victory on Saturday” he added.
In the same vein, former Golden Eaglets hitman, Chrisantus Macaulay who also arrived the Dream Team V camp yesterday after being handed a late invitation for the Ghana game said he is ready for all important clash. “I am happy to be here. It’s been a while I have been in the national team and I cannot wait to give my all to ensure that we over run our perennial rivals, Ghana” The Hamburg of Germany star assured.
Doctors of the Dream Team V have been working round the clock to ensure that players of the team who suffered several degrees of injuries during the Nigeria Tanzania London Olympic game qualifier are fit.
Nurudeen Orelesi who suffered exhaustion during the game against Tanzania is expected back in camp today after returning to Albania to finalise his contract with his new club.
Oseni Ganiyu and Obiora Nwankwo have not been able to train since the victory against Tanzania due to blisters incurred from the heat of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium astro turf.
Obiora who is also nursing a minor ankle injury started jogging on Wednesday morning.
Otepka Eneji is out with Malaria but is expected to be fit for training today. Sone Aluko is ruled out of the Nigeria Ghana game following a bruise
to his Knee. The Player has since returned to the United Kingdom.
Haruna Lukman remains a doubt for the game against Ghana. The Dream team V captain is expected to undergo medicals in his new club in Ukraine.
Nnamdi Oduamadi and Musa Ahmed are expected back in camp today. The players were give permission to visit their families in Lagos and Kano.
Meanwhile Norwegian Club Lillestrom has released Nosa Igiebor for the Nigeria Ghana All Africa games qualifier this weekend. “My club has agreed that I attend the game this weekend that would be after I feature for them in our mid week game” Nosa stated from his base.