The Embassy of Austria in Nigeria has denied the lead physiotherapist, Nnaemeka Anozie and Equipment Manager, Chidi Ngoka of the Nigeria senior national team, Super Eagles entry visa into their country.
Austria is the team’s final phase camping programme billed to begin on Sunday but the key backroom staff have been denied entry visa.
Several months ago, the Nigeria Football Federation concluded arrangements with the world –renowned Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, for the Eagles to put finishing touches to their World Cup program there. They are billed to be there before flying to Yessentuki, the team base camp at the World Cup, on 11th June.
Team Administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed that the lead physiotherapist, Nnaemeka Anozie and Equipment Manager, Chidi Ngoka, were denied visas by the Austrian Embassy in Abuja.
“We are stunned by the action of the Austrian Embassy. How will the team cope without the physiotherapist and the equipment manager? Everyone is disappointed with this,” Achor said on Thursday.