Uyo - Franco-German Gernot Rohr took charge of the Nigeria
senior men’s squad, Super Eagles, for the first time on Tuesday as the team
began training sessions ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
qualifier against Tanzania.
Rohr and a number of players could not fly to Uyo from Lagos
on Monday as ARIK airline eventually cancelled their flight after many hours.
But the entourage landed in Uyo just after noon on Tuesday.
On arrival at the team’s Le Meridien Hotel, Coach Rohr had a
meeting with his assistants, backroom staff and players present, before the
evening’s training session at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
Also read: Super Eagles open camp for Tanzania
In camp as at Tuesday evening were Skipper Mikel John Obi,
assistant captain Ahmed Musa, goalkeepers Emmanuel Daniel and Ikechukwu Ezenwa,
defenders Musa Muhammed, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Jamiu Alimi, Leon
Balogun, William Troost-Ekong and Elderson Echiejile, midfielders Ogenyi Onazi,
Wilfred Ndidi and Nosa Igiebor and forwards Brown Ideye, Imoh Ezekiel, Kelechi
Iheanacho, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo and Victor Osimhen.
Team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed to thenff.com
that Belgium –based Moses Simon and Slovakia –based Kingsley Madu will arrive
The delegation of Tanzania’s Taifa Stars is expected to
arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday, while the match officials will jet in on
that Rohr signed a two-year contract with the Nigeria Football Federation.
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- News24 Nigeria