Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has reportedly pledged to financially help cash strapped Nigeria Amputee team to make it to the 2018 World Cup in Mexico.
The Nigerian Amputee team have missed the last three editions of the World Cup due to finance, and they are also on the verge of missing this year's championship.
Both the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, and the Super Eagles squad have made significant financial contributions to help the Amputee team.
And according to Fred Edoreh who is the coordinator of the fund raising, he told BBC that Mikel Obi's representative has been contacted.
"We've spoken to a representative of John Mikel Obi who has offered to help the team.
"His support will come as a big boost, but right now the dilemma is to find the flights to get the squad to Mexico.
"This is to avoid heavier cost and also get the boys to settle down before the game against Brazil on Sunday.
"The first batch (eight players and coach) should have left today (Tuesday) but there were not enough seats on the last lap of the journey, from Mexico City to Guadalajara.
"Our travel agents are working hard to secure space for them by tomorrow, Wednesday. So they are expected to depart Lagos by 12 noon with Ethiopia Airlines.
"This will help us to secure our presence and avoid a global sanction. Hoping with additional funds, the reserve team can depart on Thursday or Friday,'' he told BBC Sports.