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EXCLUSIVE: SIASIA ORDERS MIKEL AND OTHERS TO JOIN TEAM IN KADUNA

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The interim coach of the Super Eagles Samson Siasia wants all foreign based players invited to the Nigeria senior national team ahead of their AFCON 2017 qualifiers to join the team in Kaduna.

Nigeria need at least four points from their two games against group leaders Egypt with the first of the games set to take place in Kaduna on the 25th of March and the reverse fixture in Egypt four days later.

Owngoalnigeria.com exclusively gathered that the team of players made up of home based who are in camp in Abuja will move to Kaduna this weekend before the arrival of the foreign based professionals.

This development is a departure from the past practice of foreign based players joining the team in Abuja before moving to venue of games few days to the game.

We gathered the idea of arriving Kaduna early is to help the players acclimatise to the weather condition of Kaduna as most of them coming from Europe might need time to get used to the change of weather.