New
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr took charge of the team for the first time
on Tuesday in Uyo ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
against Tanzania.
Twenty
Super Eagles players trained at the MAinbowl of the Gosdwill Ajkpabio Stadium
led by captain, John Mikel Obi and assistant, Ahmed Musa.
Others
who were part of the session were Emmanuel Daniel, 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.
Moses
Simon and Kingsley Madu are expected to arrive on Wednesday.t
The
training session on Tuesday lasted for less than thirty minutes as it was just
a light work out and stretching exercises.
The
team will have a training match against Akwa United on Wednesday at 5pm.
Gernot
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, Rohr had a meeting with his
assistants, backroom staff and players present, before the evening’s training
session at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.

The
delegation of Tanzania’s Taifa Stars is expected to arrive in Nigeria on
Wednesday, while the match officials will jet in on Thursday.

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