Former outcast Sani Kaita was the second arrival from Europe in the Nigeria squad that will face Rwanda in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game on Wednesday.
The Tavriya Simferopol player came on the heels of Fulham holding midfielder Dickson Etuhu, who had arrived in camp earlier in the day. Kaita is making his first return to the squad since he was disgraced from the 2010 World Cup when he earned a red card in Nigeria’s game against Greece.
The Super Eagles were leading the match 1-0 until his infamous “Kaitastrophic” kick against Vasilis Torosidis earned him a straight red as the Nigerians went on to lose the game 2-1.
The duo is expected to join the 11 players from the Nigeria Premier League already in camp for training under Stephen Keshi on Monday morning.
Other Europe-based players are still expected in the squad that will depart for Kigali on Monday night for their all-important opening game in the 2013 Afcon qualification series.
The match will be Keshi’s first competitive game since he took over from Samson Siasia in November 2011.