Stephen Keshi will lead the Super Eagles back to Nigeria
from Brazil on Wednesday night, although some players have already
departed on their own.
The team were eliminated following a 2-0 defeat to France on Monday
and were subsequently booked on Wednesday’s British Airways flight to
Lagos by Fifa.
Some of the players however, decided to depart on their own. John
Mikel Obi, Osaze Odemwingie, Ogenyi Onazi, Ahmed Musa and Efe Ambrose
all made their own arrangements and left on Tuesday.
Keshi dismissed reports that he had left the team for the USA.
“I brought this group to Brazil, and my job is not done until I take them back home,” he told
“After that, and when I hand in my report, I can go and spend time with my family.”
The team are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Thursday.