Tuesday, October 7, 2014 10:20 am
The Super Eagles commenced training in Abuja today with no fewer than 10 players arriving at the team’s camp on Monday in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) 2015 qualifier against Sudan.
Nigeria will play Sudan in Omdurman on 11 October before a return-leg on 15 October in AFCON 2015 qualifier after a 2-3 loss to Congo in Calabar and a goalless draw in South Africa.
A statement issued in Abuja by Ben Alaiya, the Super Eagles Media Officer, said others players would join the Eagles camp before dinner on Tuesday.
Omatsone Aluko of Hull City, Hope Akpan and Babatunde Michael, who shone at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, were among the early arrivals.
So were Noskhare Igiebor, a midfield gem, who recently relocated to Israel, Aaron Samuel, Gbolahan Salami of Warri Wolves FC and his team captain Azubuike Egwuekwe.
Emem Edward, goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim and leading Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) scorer, Ighodalo Osagunna completed the number in camp.
Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, was impressed by the response of the players, as there was a need for cohesion before the crucial match.
“The response so far has been wonderful and I am in touch with those who are yet to arrive and they will surely be here on time for proper preparation against Sudan,’’ the statement quoted Keshi as saying.