AFCON 2013 winner and skipper in the match vs Senegal Ogenyi Onazi who looked badly injured in the match on Thursday participated fully at the training on Saturday morning. A smiling Onazi said “I am fine and I am very happy that it was not worse than I had feared”.
The Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder was hit in the back in a mid air collision with Mane Biram Diouf of Stoke City. “I don’t know why he was so aggressive considering it was a friendly but I thank God I am ok. It is football” the team’s skipper said.
Missing from the training was defender Chidozie Awazie who had to return to Porto because they had a UEFA Youth Champions League match. Leicester City duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa did not take part.
The match organisers are trying to find a replacement for Burkina Faso but in the absence of any the players are still training together to encourage more bonding time for the players but more importantly for the coaches to pass across the tactics.