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2022 WCQ : Super Eagles Hold First Training Session Ahead CAR Clash

2022 WCQ : Super Eagles Hold First Training Session Ahead  CAR Clash

Super Eagles players had their first training session on Tuesday evening at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos ahead of Thursday’s clash against the Wild Beasts of Central African Republic , reports completesports.com.

22 players took part in the training session which lasted for about one hour.

Head coach of the team Gernot Rohr supervised the session along with assistant coaches Joseph Yobo, Nabil Trabelsi and Jean Luc Royer (fitness coach).

Goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu also drilled the duo of Daniel Akpeyi and Francis Uzoho.

Read Also: 2022 WCQ: Super Eagles Camp Bubbles With 21 Players After Osimhen, Iheanacho, Omeruo , Others Arrival

Sparta Rotterdam of Holland goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is the only player yet to arrive the team’s Eko Hotel camp.

The players were in boisterous mood as they look forward to the game.

Wednesday’s training will be behind closed doors.

22 Players In Camp

Players in camp: Ejuke Chidera, Daniel Akpeyi, Onuachu Paul, Samuel Kalu, Kevin Akpoguma, Jamilu Collins, Innocent Bonke, Chidozie Awaziem, Taiwo Awoniyi, William Ekong, Frank Onyeka, Leon Balogun, Joseph Aribo, Calvin Bassey, Ola Aina, Ahmed Musa, Shehu Abdullahi, Francis Uzoho, Kenneth Omeruo, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon.

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  • Samuel 3 years ago

    I wish SE good luck.

  • What is keeping Maduka okoye up till now??? Or does he want to lose his shirt??? Let’s hope it’s just traveling hickups……Nice dedication from the players as no late comers at all…..wish you guys all the best.

  • Dr Simone 3 years ago

    Where is Dr Oderinde and Dr Drey? My fellow Dr let us Gather for our pre-match rituals. Dr Koyemi is also on Hibernation. Ayiphllyomale nko?

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      Awọn iyalaya ẹ atawọn baba baba ẹ ẹranko lo bi gbogbo wọn ko to wa kan ẹ. Oloṣi someone finally let you lose from the zoo jungle you’ve been leashed all this while abi? We’ve always been here and we Dey Kanpe!! Abirun Oluya!!

      • Dr Simone 3 years ago

        My friend from cicily how are you? You know Uzoho was not ready to be scrutinized so he skipped the boat to avoid Afric Bombers. It is far far better to remain in Europe than come here and concede to Central Africa Republic of coconut oil.

    • pompei 3 years ago

      Awon FAR BETTER ma tunde 🙂
      The great association of fake doctors. International counterfeit physicians and PHD holders. Orisirisi degrees and certificates.
      Dr. Drey is a genuine doctor. Unless you want to induct him into your association by force 🙂
      Dr. Oderinde fled from the forum after the revelation that he is gay. He exposed himself by mistake.

      • Dr Simone 3 years ago

        Seniorman Pompei is far far better than Dr Drey, Ayphillyomale and Chima E Samuels put together.

        • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

          Seasonal Mad man. Nothing wey we no go see for this forum.

  • Dr Banks 3 years ago

    Guys this is surprising and a disturbing news that I read on Goal.com, it compiled a list of the Africa’s Top 20 Defenders and I found that there was not a single Nigerian player on that list………………and here we are thinking that we have the best players in Africa that will demolish any team that comes our way in AFCON ’22.

    Morocco can boast of 5 defenders on that list, Senegal has 3, Algeria and Cote D’Ivoire with 2 each while 9ja has 0. Reality check my people, let’s work harder and pray for SE to become Champion against all odds just like Keshi won it in 2013 when least expected. Let’s support this Team, players and the Coaching crew as they toil hard to brighten our faces with smiles and pride for every match they win or draw. Contructive criticisms are very welcome but not the PhD (Pull him Down) type of criticisms like those from Omo9ja and his cronies

    Check out the link below:


    • Emecco 3 years ago

      @Dr Banks, I also read the rating, Its not what we should lose sleep over, The defenders I saw there, some of them playing for Club Brugge, Sporting Lisbon and Fatih karamguruk are not better than the Likes of Ekong, Balogun, Ola Aina ,Akpoguma or Sanusi, so don’t allow an unofficial rating to make our players inferior in Africa. I don’t even know some of those defenders on the list. Let’s focus on our double header with CAR and wish our guys well rather than to lose sleep over an inconsequential rating.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Hehehehehe Dr.Banks, your fellow Nigerians will say “based on the caliber of players we have, Nigeria has no business not winning 2022 AFCON”…LMAOOoo. If you told anyone we dont have 1 defender in the best 20 in Africa at the moment, they wouldn’t have believed you

      If it were based on the caliber of players alone, we wouldn’t even come back home with the bronze we came back with the last time. People should learn to check the profile and watch the games of other countries before coming around to make such superfluous declarations.

      Based on the ‘caliber’ of players PSG has today, having unarguably what we can call the BEST STRIKEFORCE in the world at the moment, they shouldnt go 1 match without scoring at least 3 goals, talk less of drawing or losing a game….but we’ve all seen how they have struggled so far this season.

      And when I look at the ‘caliber’ of players we have, the biggest clubs our players suit up for are Napoli, Leicester and maybe Villareal. Whereas, there is 1 country which alone has got players in Chelsea, Liverpool, PSG, Barcelona, PSG, Napoli just to name a few. So based on “caliber” alone, we have lost.

      What we seem to have at the moment is the highest scoring strikeforce in Europe, but recall as they say in football, “Attack wins you games, defence wins you championships”.

      We should focus on other things apart form ‘caliber’ players alone when stating our resolve to win AFCON. The last time I checked, only the Liberia and CPV bonuses have been paid by the NFF, the 2 years backlog is still outstanding. And the latest news now is that Rohr hasnt been paid his salary since February this year….8 months without salary.

      So maybe when we are talking about based on this, based on that, we should also ask, if based on how bonuses and emoluments are going unpaid and the shabby welfare and logistics machinery of the FA, do we also stand out as the ones who should win 2022 AFCON…?

      We will win the 2022 AFCON, but its not just going to be based on the ‘calibre of players’ alone.

  • Footballfanatic 3 years ago

    If Maduka is not in camp yet I don’t think he will be manning the post on Thursday.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Certainly, he wouldnt be manning the post if he’s just joining the rest of the squad on a Wednesday. And there is the opportunity for Uzoho to stake a reclaim of the no 1 gloves….that is if Akpeyi is not eventually selected ahead of him.

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      He could still man the post,he’s active at club level and fit.Once he gets to camp what will determine his chances of playing between the sticks is his level of recovery from rigorous travel and his fitness which obviously won’t be a problem.
      If you can recall last month we had similar circumstance with Aribo against Liberia,despite arriving late to camp,I think a day to the game due to a failed transfer negotiations,Aribo still made the starting line up ahead of Etebo who was an early bird to camp to my amazement.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Maybe Okoye has been reading comments here, and saw all the unkind, harsh criticism. Maybe he’s now having second thoughts about playing for Nigeria.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I laugh in Lingala.
    Okoye is the reason there is 33.3% unemployment in Nigeria. Okoye is the cause of all Nigeria’s problems. Just because he had one bad day!
    A boy who loved Nigeria so much at first. Let him not begin to hate Nigeria now because of impatient, fair weather fans.
    Unless he is injured or sick, Okoye will surely show up. He’s likely on his way.

  • https://guardian.ng/sport/rohr-receives-outstanding-salaries-as-super-eagles-record-full-house/

    If this is true, this is the best update ever. You don’t understand how happy, I am. Glory be too God.


    Maybe the NFF is on the right direction. Have a look at the Pitch in the second Link. It has been redone and is looking great. If this is the Direction NFF is taking. I honestly believe God is on our side. I think Pinnick is finally feeling the heat from Nigerian Fans and Football lovers.

    Kudos!!. Let us go.

    P.S. maybe now with Rohr Salary been paid, Musa may not be his Oga anymore LOLZZZ!!. Na Joke o make Rohr fans no kill pesin for sake of joke Lol

    • pompei 3 years ago

      Nice one. The boys are showing good spirits in the training session. The pitch is also looking better, but the grass is still a bit too long. Hopefully, they will attend to it before match day.

  • Be sure to catch Our Live Training sessions and follow our boys on Facebook. just Type in Nigeria Super Eagles. and you will not Miss a thing. Link below happy Watching. #Supereaglestillthedayimeetmymaker.


  • douye 3 years ago

    where is ovie ejaria ,I heard FIFA has approved his switch to Nigeria,why is he not invited???

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