Abuja - The Super Eagles have begun preparations for the
2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be hosted in South Africa in
The team had a training session at the FIFA Goal Project
site of the National Stadium in Abuja.
All 30 players invited for the tournament had arrived camp
by Monday evening as directed by the Nigeria Football Federation and the
technical crew and they all took part in the training session, save for Ejike
Uzoenyi, who had a slight fever and was asked to rest for the day.
In the absence of Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, his assistant,
Dan ‘the Bull’ Amokachi, led the session under the early morning Abuja sun and
was assisted by Hyoudonou Valere and Ike Shourunmu.
He told the players that only the best will be selected for
the tournament that starts January 11 in South Africa, as there will be no
sentiments in selection between the old and the new players in camp.
Tuesday’s morning training was very tactical and spartan, as
the coaches tried to assess the quality of players that have been invited. It
lasted a little over two hours and at the end of the session, Amokachi
expressed joy at the players output.
Keshi is expected to join the rest of the squad on Thursday
morning. He has been away in Brazil for the World Cup draws and to also select
a camp site for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2014 World Cup.