Chief coach of the national U-23 team, Imama Amapakabo has urged players invited to the camp to be disciplined as the team commences preparations towards the AFCON U-23 qualifiers with Sudan.
While also welcoming the players to the camp Thursday morning, he said, “I officially welcome you to this camp. Consider this a privilege that you are here. This is more like a Super Eagles team considering this the next to the biggest national team in the land”.
Speaking further, he said, “there are millions of players across all nook and crannies the nation and for you to be here, it’s really an honour because there are a lot of players out there”.
“You carry the burden of over 200 million Nigerians. I expect you to give your best and wish you a successful stay in the camp,” he added.
He therefore charged them to be focused as the aim is for team to get the desired results.
The coach also gave an ultimatum to the players yet to arrive to do so before evening that Thursday.
Only sixteen out of the 35 players invited were in camp at the Serop Legacy hotel in Abuja at the time of filing this report.
The national U-23 team will travel to Khartoum to take on Sudan on the 6th of September with the return leg slated for Asaba on the 10th of the same month.