Lagos - Ahead of the CHAN qualifiers against Burkina Faso,
the home based Super Eagles team has commenced training in Port Harcourt with
The players started training at the Shell football pitch in
Port Harcourt on Monday, ahead of the October 17th game against their
counterparts from Burkina Faso.
The team is presently being led by Super Eagles assistant
coach, Salisu Yusuf, who is the De Facto Chief Coach of the home based team.
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The 17 players in Port Harcourt will not be part of the main
Super Eagles team for the friendlies against Congo and Cameroon, but will be
joined soon after by Femi Thomas, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Austin Obaroakpo, Paul Onobi,
Chima Akas and Prince Aggrey, after the friendlies in Belgium.
They trained by 9am on Tuesday, and will have another
session by 3.30pm same day.
The home based players will look to qualify for the
tournament for only the second time, having made their debut last year in South
Africa, where they came third, beating Zimbabwe 1-0 in the loser's final.
The first leg will be played at the Adokiye Amasiemaka
Stadium in Port Harcourt, with the return leg expected to hold in Ouagadougou
in a fortnight, if the current political situation in Burkina Faso permits.For
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