Nigeria home-based Super Eagles will resume training for 2018 CHAN qualifiers next week Monday in Kano State, Naijafootballplus.com can report.
The 2018 CHAN tournament will be hosted by Kenya in January and Nigeria are paired to face winner between Togo and Benin Republic in the final round of the qualifiers in August.
Super Eagles chief coach, Salisu Yusuf has invited 30 NPFL players for preparation ahead of the games next month.
Togo played a 1-1 draw against Benin Republic in the first-leg of the first round of the CHAN qualifiers in Lome at the weekend. Second-leg is scheduled to hold next weekend in Cotonu.
After days of discussion between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the team’s technical crew, the Federation has approved Kano for camping exercise.
Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye on Tuesday divulged to Naijafootballplus.com that the team will open camp in Kano State after midweek and weekend league matches.
“CHAN camping to start in Kano on Monday, coach Salish Yusuf has allowed the players to play midweek and weekend matches and camping will resume after the league matches,” said Ibitoye.
The CHAN tournament is now a priority competition for Nigeria as it is considered a full international tournament and a team’s performance there counts in the FIFA rankings.
Nigeria have featured in the last two previous editions in South Africa and Rwanda respectively.