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17 of the 19 home based lad called up by coach Samson Siasia yesterday had their first training session but missing from the team was CHAN 2016 hero Chisom Chikatara of Abia Warriors.

As at last night the 22 year old who recently joined Morrocan side Wydad Casablanca was yet to arrive the Eagles camp alongside Oge Ogogatewho of Sunshine Stars.

However the reason behind his absence we were made to understand is known to the coach of the team hence he won’t face any sanction for coming late but same cannot be said about Oge.

Originally 22 players were called up to form the homebase players who will contest for a spot in the game against Egypt but the trio of Stanley Dimgba,Usman Mohammed and Segun Oduduwa were dropped to the U-23 for arriving the camp of the U-23 late

The team are presently training twice a day with the Nigeria U-23 team in Abuja who are presently in camp as well gearing up for their pre Olympic friendly against the host Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.