Eagles grumble over Kaduna’s heat, Iwobi trains

Eagles grumble over Kaduna’s heat, Iwobi trains

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:34 am


Iwobi, second left, in Kaduna

Iwobi, second left, in Kaduna

Super Eagles have arrived Kaduna and are grumbling over a harsh weather as the team prepares to play seven-time African kings Egypt in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The team trained on Tuesday evening at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium after their trip from Abuja where they had commenced preparations.

Goal gathered that the climate in the northern part of the country is scorching and this was echoed by Watford’s striker Odion Ighalo who tweeted that the sun in Kaduna could ‘bleach’ the skin.

“The sun here for Kaduna fit bleach person.” Ighalo tweeted.

All the players except Elderson Echiejile trained on Tuesday evening under the watchful eyes of coach Samson Siasia.

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi also took part in the session after shrugging off the food poisoning that sidelined him earlier in the day. The 19-year-old’s presence at the Super Eagles training put an end to reports that he was still mulling an England decision.

He walked around the pitch a few times before he was put through aerobic exercises and light ball juggling.

Siasia’s men are expected to continue training on Wednesday morning to fine-tune strategies for the Pharaoh’s who have revealed their aspiration of caging the Eagles before their own fans.


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