Assistant coaches Imama Amapakabo and Kennedy Boboye, and physiotherapist Chris Anozie were among those issued visas, and they departed the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday night.
Team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor, doctor Ibrahim Gyaran and equipment officer Chidi Ngoka left Nigeria on Monday, May 23.
Midfield ace Ogenyi Onazi was at the head of eight other players who traveled out with the assistant coaches and other backroom staff from Abuja. Others are goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Elderson Echiejile, Musa Muhammed, Abdullahi Shehu and Kingsley Madu, midfielder Etebo Oghenekaro and forwards Aminu Umar and Brown Ideye.
Of the original 26 players that were listed by interim head coach Salisu Yusuf for the games against Mali and Luxembourg, the NFF has released captain John Mikel Obi and his assistant, Ahmed Musa for former captain Joseph Yobo’s testimonial game in Port Harcourt on Friday, while defender Chidozie Awaziem is a big doubt and forwards Aaron Samuel and Victor Moses are out, the former as a result of injury.