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Super Eagles begin CHAN preparations

10 December 2013, 18:44Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Super Eagles have begun preparations for the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be hosted in South Africa in January.

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.

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