Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel is likely to miss the friendly game against Poland on friday as he is said to still be in far away China trying to sort out Chinese work permit.
Team Administrator Dayo Enebi Achor told thenff.com on Tuesday that Mikel had been working hard at renewing his work permit in China and he was now a major doubt for the battle of Wroclaw.
Enebi did not completely rule out the possibility of the player making the trip before the tie though.
“We all had been hoping that the renewal would come in good time for him to fly to Poland. As it is now, it is not likely that he would make the trip,” he said.
Mikel could be the third player to have pulled out of the tie after Oghenekaro Etebo was ruled out due to injury and Egypt –based Junior Ajayi, who was unable to secure visa into Poland.
The Nigeria Football Federation, in a statement on Tuesday, said the two players would fly directly to London for Tuesday’s clash with Serbia at The Hive, Canons Park.
Meanwhile, it was a beehive of activities at the Radison Blu camp of the team as 22 players had already arrived and trained ahead of the clash on Tuesday.
According to tweets from the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles), among the early arrivals to camp on Wednesday were William Troost Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi, Brian Idowu and Leon Balogun who came in on Monday.