Reports just coming in indicate that the Super Eagles on Tuesday began full training activities for the crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Congo with fifteen players in camp.
According to P.M NEWS, seven foreign-based players arrived the team’s camp base at the Bolton White Hotel, Abuja to team up with eight of their home-based counterparts on Monday.
Among those who arrived on Monday were Aaron Samuel, Sunday Emmanuel, Omatsone Aluko, Hope Akpan, Godfrey Oboabona, Raheem Lawal and Ogenyi Onazi.
It was gathered that with the arrival of 15 among the 24 invited to camp, training resumes ahead of the double-header against Red Devils of Congo in Port Noir on Saturday and Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo on Wednesday.
The NFF has disclosed that the Eagles will not get any special financial incentive to beat Congo.
NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, disclosed that the board would give the team full support to beat Congo, adding, however. that: “I don’t think the Eagles will be given any extra money to win. All I can assure you is that the Super Eagles will get all the necessary backing needed to pick the vital three points.”The football house also disclosed that it has concluded arrangements for the Eagles to depart For Congo on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football, CAF, announced on Tuesday that Morocco has been dropped as hosts of next year’s tourney and the national side was flung out of the competition after the country said it wanted to postpone the tournament due to fears over the Ebola epidemic.
Morocco had said its call for a postponement was “dictated by health reasons of the most dangerous kind, linked to the serious risk of the spread of the deadly Ebola pandemic.”
CAF statement added that it will “finalize the selection of the successful National Association shortly and confirm the place and date of the draw of the final tournament at the same time.”