Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has decided that the team’s training session on Thursday evening will be done in complete privacy without the presence of reporters and fans to enable the team concentrate and strategize ahead of Saturday’s AFCON 2019 Round of 16 clash with defending champions Cameroon in Alexandria, Completesports.com reports.
According to official information tweeted on the Nigerian team’s Twitter platform on Wednesday, the Eagles’ training session on Wednesday and Friday evening will be open to the media for the first 15 minutes, from 5:30 pm each day.
“Media Alert. Our training schedules ahead of Saturday’s #TotalAFCON2019 R16.
Today: Training is open for first 15 minutes.
Thursday: Training is completely closed.
Friday: Training is open for first 15 minutes. Time:5.30pm.
#SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong,” the Tweet reads.
The Super Eagles and the Indomitables last faced each other during the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Nigeria won at home in and away in Yaounde
Gernot Rohr’s men thrashed the Indomitable Lions 4-0 at Akwa Ibom International Stadium with goals from Odion Oghalo, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho.
The reverse fixure Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo Yaounde ended 1-1 with Moses Simon scoring for Nigeria and Vincent Aboubakar beating Ikechukwu Ezenwa from a spot kick for Cameroon’s equalizer.
Nigeria and Cameroon finished second in AFCON 2019 Group B and Group F respectively to reach the Round of 16.
The winner of the Saturday’s clash will face the winner between Egypt and South Africa in a quarter-final match on July 10 at Cairo International Stadium.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.