The Super Eagles held their first training session since arriving in Egypt yesterday in Ismailia. The session marked the beginning of their one-week intensive pre-African Nations Cup camping.
At the airport to receive the Nigerian contingent were Emmanuel Oguntoyi (Minister at the Embassy of Nigeria, Cairo) and Muhammed Tukur Garba (Administrative Attaché), who represented the Nigerian Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The Super Eagles had their first training session at the training pitch located within the premises of their Hotel Mercure, at 5.00 p.m. Egypt time on yesterday (4pm Nigeria time).
A number of technical and tactical sessions are scheduled for this week, before the Eagles go up against Senegal’s Teranga Lions on Sunday evening in their final friendly match before the finals.
At a friendly game at The Hive in London in March 2017 (the most recent of the 21 encounters between the two nations), both teams settled for a 1-1 draw, with Moussa Sow putting the Lions ahead nine minutes into the second half before Kelechi Iheanacho tied the game from the penalty spot with only nine minutes to go.
Nigeria are up against Burundi’s Itamba Ru Mugamba, Guinea’s Syli Nationale and Madagascar’s Barea in Group B of the 32nd African Cup of Nations, with Alexandria as venue.