2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Onyeka & four others land in Uyo as labour strike gets suspended

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The Super Eagles camp has been given a huge boost after five players landed in Uyo on Tuesday following the suspension of the national labour strike across Nigeria.

Eight players were stranded on Monday due to inactivity at airports however however five of those players in defenders Semi Ajayi, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Calvin Bassey, midfielder Frank Onyeka and forward Paul Onuachu all landed at the Victor Attah International Airport in Uyo on Tuesday aboard a private jet arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation.

They were driven to the team’s hotel in the Akwa Ibom state capital just in time to join up with their teammates for lunch.

The arrival of the quintet brings to total number of players in camp to 20, three days to their crunch 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.

Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday.

The South Africans are just a point ahead of the Eagles in the Group C standings after one win in their opening two games.

They would also be seeking revenge against the Super Eagles after their penalty shootout loss in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

South Africa will fancy their chances at victory having previously beaten the Super Eagles in Uyo in June 2017 during the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

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