Nnaemeka Anozie, the lead physiotherapist of the Super Eagles squad and Chidi Ngoka the Equipment Manager have both been denied Visas by the Austrian Embassy just two days before the final camping programme for the team billed to begin on Sunday.
The NFF wrote on its website: “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 programme there.
“They are billed to be there before flying to Yessentuki, the team base camp at the World Cup, on 11th June.
“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,” NFF reported Achor as saying on Thursday.
The NFF noted that Anozie and Ngoka have been with the team for several years, including through the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series, and are an integral part of the Super Eagles’ family.