Players of Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been exiting their Essentuki Camp Base in Russia one by one after the team failed to advance from the group state of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria lost 2-1 to Argentina, consequently surrendering the second qualification ticket to the Lionel Messi-led side.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) media officer was quoted by NAN as saying some players have already left the team camp in Russia to their individual base, as they will not be returning with the rest of the team to Nigeria on Friday.
“Instead of returning to Nigeria, the Super Eagles players have been returning to their respective bases one after the other, where they have since reunited with their families,’’ he said.
Players who have had their early exit from the camp include team captain Mike Obi, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho, Leon Balogun, Alex Iwobi, Kenneth Omeruo and Tyronne Ebuehi.
Olajire, however, said those remaining in the team’s camp include Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, John Ogu, Chidozie Awaziem, Oghenekaro Etebo and Simeon Nwankwo.
He told NAN that the duo of Ahmed Musa and Bryan Idowu are staying put in Russia where they ply their trade for their respective clubs.