Thursday, April 24, 2014

Foreign pros trickle in for Liberia clash

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The Super Eagles trained under heavy rainfall in Abuja on Monday.

Tunde Eludini

At least four foreign based players have arrived at the Super Eagles’ Bolton White Apartment camp, Abuja.

The team defied the heavy downpour in the nation’s capital for its first training session, with stars from Europe, on Monday evening.

The rainfall started about two hours to training time. As at 4pm, the rain had stopped and players and officials started strolling into the team’s bus for the training which held at the training pitch of the Abuja National Stadium.

As is now tradition, Chelsea’s new signing, Victor Moses, was the first to arrive camp and was closely followed by another stickler for time, Obiorah Nwankwo, who plays football in Italy.

The duo were the only foreign based that trained with the 13 homes based stars in camp during Monday’s evening training.

By the time the team reached camp, hotshot, Ikechukwu Uche, had reached the apartment, same for defence ace, Elderson Echejile.

Many more were expected before dinner time and Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, says all the players will take part in Tuesday’s evening training.

“Only Vincent Enyeama is expected on Wednesday for a reason but we should be good by Tuesday evening”, he said.

Officials are predicting a difficult game for Nigeria, going by the poor state of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium pitch. But Keshi has assured that Liberians are very friendly and he expects a good but bruising encounter.

“No game is easy again, either in Africa and the world but we would do our best to get the result that Nigerians want”, he said.

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