Domestically-based players of Nigeria’s Super Eagles have finally been granted visas by Belgian embassy for two friendly matches in Belgium this week.
International passports of the players and officials of the team had been lodged at the embassy for days before visas were granted on Wednesday.
Of the six players issued visas, only two of them have been given the all clear by head coach, Sunday Oliseh to to take part in the internationals.
They are Chima Akas (Sharks FC) and Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors).
The other officials who are expected to travel to Belgium include goal keeper trainer, Alloy Agu, Dr. Ibrahim Gyaran, Chidi Ngoka, Emmanuel Ikpeme and media chief; Toyin Ibitoye.
Speaking on behalf of the travelling contingent, Ibitoye said they are pleased the “mentally draining situation is over”.
“We are already checking into the aircraft as I speak as we are leaving any moment.
“We are happy that this mentally-draining situation is over and we are looking forward to joining the rest of the team in Belgium,” he told supersport.com.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles will face Congo DR in an international friendly on Thursday at Vise Stadium, Rue de Mons, before facing Cameroun’s Indomitable Lions, three days later.