Snippet from Eagles training, Rohr express fears


Super Eagles resumed full training on Wednesday at the Nest of Champions training pitch ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying double-header games against Libya.


Enyimba International goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa was able to shake off the injury sustained in the 2018 Aiteo Cup quarter-final game against Kano Pillars as all invited 24 players had competitive training session witnessed by journalists and fans.


After the warm-up session the squad was group into three, Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins, Ahmed Musa, Kalu Uche, Odion Ighalo, Troost Ekong and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi were engaged in a tactical session while the other 17 players faceoff in a practice game. Elche FC goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho was the best among the three goalkeepers with superb saves that caught the attention of the fans.


Odion Ighalo got himself into scoring situation and he did brilliantly to restore his confidence, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, and Leon Balogun were also a delight to watch as the players intensify battle for the starting shirts.


Super Eagles Franco-German coach, Gernot Rohr expressed his fears ahead of the first encounter of the double-header fixtures.


“It was a good training session, free air and good pitch. We have been able to access the fitness level of all the players. Our next training session will focus on tactical and preparation for the difficult game against Libya.


“We have seen their video and I know they have a good defense, good organization at the back. They can also play good counter attack, we lost our first home game at home and we have to win the next home game.


“It’s wonderful that our players have recovered from injury, we have a big choice to make. We have 24 players in camp and only 18 can play, we’ll play the fittest players,” said Rohr.

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