The quartet of Alex Iwobi, Ola
Aina, Victor Moses and Moses Simon were conspicuously missing from
the Super Eagles first training session in Uyo as they prepare for
Saturday’s World Cup Qualifier against Zambia.

As reported earlier on this
blog on Tuesday morning, fifteen players were in camp at 10 am and a
few more arrived in time for the training session overseen by the
gaffer, Gernot Rohr.

According to the narration on
a periscope video by top football writer, Colin Udoh the four players
were not yet in camp as at the time the bus left for the session.

A message from the Super Eagles twitter, @NGSuperEagles went on to confirm the arrival of
the players- 
Daniel Akpeyi, based in South
Africa, Uche Agbo, Ogenyi Onazi, Moses Simon, Ola Aina and Chiedozie

Meanwhile, Eagles gaffer,
Gernot Rohr has said he will not underrate the Zambians.

I can’t predict the
scoreline against Zambia because it would not be an easy match,”
the 64-year-old Rohr who had previously worked in Gabon , Niger,
Burkina Faso and Tunisia told

Zambia can be dangerous
because they also have a good team. I don’t think it would be a 4-0
win for us but the most important thing for us is to win even if it’s
by one or two goal difference.

I have seen a lot of videos
of the Zambian team and I must confess they are a very good side much
better than the team we played last October, but we are not afraid.
We only have to give them respect, but we won’t make the mistake
Algeria made by underrating Zambia. They have quick strikers, but
we shall be ready for them. We are going to show a good fighting
spirit; we want to go to Russia to show the world that we are very
good team with a good fighting spirit.

In this game against
Zambia, the players would show what they can do defensively and
offensively. Our goal is to win the game and there is no doubt about
that. It’s a good situation for us because even a draw is still
okay, but we want to win. Zambia must win to have a chance of going
to Russia; and I think they are in the same situation like Cameroon
who wanted to win in Uyo but we punished them with our counter
attacks. We shall see what they want to do, but by God’s grace, we
shall win this game,” Rohr said.


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