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Super Eagles Hold First Training Session Under Floodlights Ahead Sierra Leone Clash

Super Eagles Hold First Training Session Under Floodlights Ahead Sierra Leone Clash

Super Eagles players had their first training session on Tuesday evening at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City ahead of Friday’s clash against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, reports Completesports.com.

16 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 trio of Maduka Okoye, Sebastian Osigwe and Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

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Edo State deputy governor Philip Shaibu also took part in the training session.

The players were in boisterous mood as they have a feel of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for the first time.

More players are expected in camp on Wednesday

The team will train twice on Wednesday which will be behind closed doors.

The 16 Players In Camp
Ahmed Musa
William Troost-Ekong
Alex Iwobi
Ola Aina
Joe Aribo
Leon Balogun
Kevin Akpoguma
Sebastin Osigwe
Zaidu Sanusi
Tyronne Ebuehi
Etebo Oghenekaro
Maduka Okoye
Ikechukwu Ezenwa
Chidozie Awaziem
Kelechi Iheanacho
Emmanuel Dennis

By Adeboye Amosu, in Benin City

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  • Musa indeed has a wealth of experience playing for the Super Eagles, but I don’t see him starting on Friday.
    I think with both etebo, aribo present and moses, kalu absent iwobi will be pushed to the left wing while chukwueze will start on the right.
    Sierra leonians are strong physically so that knocks Aina and tyrone out of RB and ushers Awaziem (boavista stand in captain) in. Shehu has been absent from the team for a long time plus I can’t remember him ever playing in the defensive mid field position, so he is out and Ajayi is in. Ekong (asst captain) is also in along side ageless balogun and speedster Zaidu. At opposite ends of the field we have okoye in goal and Osimhen leading the attack. Oh yeah!
    My first 11 prediction:







    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      Good line-up @Sportsfan though there could be one or two omissions from your dream team but I wont be surprised should the gaffer pick your team just like lottery numbers hitting the jackpot haha..

      Everything is possible.

      The only vulnerable player from your dream team is Awaziem who interestingly is competing with two natural and in form right backs in the persons of Tyronne Ebuehi and enterprising Ola Aina.Apparently,Awaziem is in good shape as well so it’s going to be tough picking who to play on the right side of the defence.

      Aside the competitive right back position,your line-up could just be what will be on parade friday at the samuel Ogbemudia stadium.

  • Presh 3 years ago

    If Enzewa is there. No point Akpeyi coming. Why are they convincing us. 

    • alexander 3 years ago

      Thought i read somewhere he went to just went to give support to the team. Hmmmm. we shall see

  • So Ezenwa has forced himself into the super eagles camp

  • But i learnt from a reliable source that Akpeyi is on his way already, does that mean we will now have four GKs, and why is Chukwueze not on the list of those that have arrived? since he has arrive camp

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      It is a given that Okoye will be in goal for Nigeria in both games……so if Ezenwa likes let him move his family with him to the SE camp. Even on the standby list he was 2nd choice GK to Uzoho. He is just taking advantage of the fact that he is based at home and can easily take a stroll to Benin.