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17 home based players begin training for Chan qualifiers

06 October 2015, 11:10

Lagos - Ahead of the CHAN qualifiers against Burkina Faso, the home based Super Eagles team has commenced training in Port Harcourt with 17 players.

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.

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