World Cup Qualifiers: Labour strike delays arrival of Super Eagles’ players in camp

Emerging reports indicate that the ongoing strike action by organized labour in Nigeria, delayed the arrival of the remaining players in the Super Eagles’ camp.

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congres, on Monday, 3rd of June commenced a nationwide strike over disagreement regarding new minimum wage.

Labour strike delays arrival of Super Eagles’ players in camp

Nigeria will face Bafana Bafana of outh Africa in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier scheduled to be played in Uyo, Akwa Ibom this Friday. The three time African Champions defeated South Africa in their recent meeting at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, defender Semi Ajayi, and Bright Osayi-Samuel, Calvin Bassey, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Ademola Lookman as well as Paul Onuachu were all expected to join their teammates in camp today.

However, the team’s media officer, Promise Efoghe, said the players, who are all in the country have not been able to travel to Uyo due to the NLC strike which has stalled domestic flights in the country.

Coach Finidi George still coordinated the 15 players in camp as they trained at the practice pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Monday morning. They are expected to have another training on Monday night.