Super Eagles and Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi paid a surprise visit to the Flying Eagles during their morning training session ahead of their return leg tie against Burundi.
Onazi’s presence brought the training to a premature end as players of the team rushed to have photograph with the Super Eagles vice captain.
A group photograph was later taken with the 24 year old who 48 hours ago captained the Super Eagles to a 3-1 win over Luxembourg in the absence of Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa.
The Lazio man played at the U-17 level for Nigeria in 2009 before making the step up to the main team where he has remained a main stay in the team since 2013.
His presence will galvanise the morale of the team ahead of their game in Calabar against Burundi as they push for qualification for next year Africa Youth Championship which will take place in Zambia.
Nigeria are defending champions of the tournament after winning the last edition in Senegal and the present team is made up of players from the Nigeria U-17 team that won the last world cup in Chile.