Super Eagles returnee striker, Obafemi Martins touched down in Calabar yesterday and vowed to sink the Harambee Stars of Kenya in a World qualifier in the Cross River State capital this weekend.
Martins who just signed a new deal with America Major League outfit, Seattle Sounders was instrumental to a 3-2 win the Eagles recorded in Nairobi against the Harambee Stars in a 2010 World Cup qualifier.
Mikel, Martins and Moses The lethal finisher scored a brace to help Eagles win 3-2. Yakubu Aigbeni scored the other goal.
Although the former Levante forward and Chelsea star Victor Moses arrived late and were not part of Tuesday evening’s training, they remained upbeat for the task ahead.
When both players finally made it to the Canaan City the head coach told them to relax in the hotel and wait for the next training session which comes up this evening at the Abraham Ordia Sports complex, University of Calabar.
As expected all 14 foreign based players arrived the Transcorp Metropolitan Hotel Camp of the Super Eagles on Tuesday afternoon, despite local aviation workers’ dispute.
In fact, Chelsea star, Victor Moses had to take a detour through the Uyo Airport to be on time for Tuesday’s training, and the coaches liked the level of commitment shown by the players ahead of the weekend encounter against the Harambee Stars of Kenya.
All invited players took part in Tuesday evening’s training supervised under the watchful eyes of Head Coach, Stephen Keshi.
Despite early downpour in the Canaan City, which was spiced by drizzles throughout the day, the Eagles were compact and ready enough to give their all during the training session.