By Adeboye Amosu: Home-based Super Eagles players did not train on Monday as they remained in their Bolton White Hotel and Apartment base to celebrate Christmas, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The team arrived in Abuja Monday last week after winning the Nigeria Professional Football League invitational tournament in Kano and have been training twice in a day as they intensify preparation ahead of the African Nations Championship in Morocco.
Though they were not given the opportunity of celebrating the Yuletide with their friends and families, they however got the day off as they did not observe their usual daily training sessions for the day.
Completesportsnigeria.com further checks revealed that no activity was planned for the day as the players only remained within their rooms and the hotel premises.
The Home Eagles are expected to travel to Morocco on January 2 for the final lap of their preparations for CHAN.
Before then, head coach of the side Salisu Yusuf is expected to release his 23-man list for the competition.
Nigeria will face Rwanda, Libya and Equatorial Guinea in the group stage.
The CHAN will start in Morocco on January 13 and end on February 4.