The players affected are midfielders, Uche Okereke and Fidelix Irene, as well as goalkeeper Zaradeen Usman.Three players have been sent packing from the Flying Eagles camp in Abuja as preparations continue for next month’s African Youth Championship qualifier against either Kenya or Tanzania.
The players affected are midfielders, Uche Okereke and Fidelix Irene, and goalkeeper Zaradeen Usman. There are now only 34 players in the camp.
Aside the trimming exercise by Coach Manu Garba, reports from the Flying Eagles camp also indicate that there are slight injury worries as the trio of Bernard Bulbwa, Chidera Eze and Ahmed Umar trained outside the main squad because they were nursing varying degree of injuries.
Bulbwa has a groin injury, Eze is nursing a hamstring strain and Umar has a knock on his right knee.
Chidiebere Nwakali, who also has a knee complaint, took part in all the training drills, but did not feature in the two-a-side game.
Coach Manu and his players in a business-like manner shunned the holiday festivities to train on Good Friday at the practice pitch of the Abuja National Stadium.
Having romped to a 11-0 win in their last friendly against FC Twente of Abuja, Flying Eagles will again play another test match on Saturday morning against Nationwide side Dabo Babes of Kano.
According to the Media Officer of the team, Sam Audu, the match will kick off at 7 a.m. at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja.
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