Super Eagles’ media officer, Babafemi Raji, confirmed the readiness of the Eagles on Friday in Abidjan as they face Cameroon at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan on Saturday (today), 9pm (Nigerian time).
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have revealed that they are all fit and battle-ready ahead of their Round of 16 clash against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
So far, all the 25 players have participated in the Super Eagles training held at the Police Nationale Ecole de Police D’Abidjan on Friday.
The first 30 minutes of the session were open to journalists and the public as the players took part in the session, which was mostly light workouts.
Speaking to NAN, Raji on the sidelines of the training said that there were no injury concerns as all players were ready and available for selection.
“No injury concerns, the players are pumped up and all members of the squad are available for selection and in good spirit.
“Tactically, the coaches have been working all day and night to ensure they get the right strategy for the match tomorrow.
“What Nigerians should expect is an outright win. We don’t want to go the extra mile by getting to extra-time.
“We just want to do justice within 90 minutes.
“We call on Nigerians to support us and pray for us,” he said.
On the call for forwards Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, and Samuel Chukwueze to be more clinical in front of goal, Raji said it was the responsibility of the team as a whole and not just a particular individual or department.
“Football is a team sport. We don’t look at departments or individuals in football. It is a team sport.
“We win, lose, or draw together. This time tomorrow, we will win together,” he said.
On the possible inclusion of Kelechi Iheanacho in the matchday squad against Cameroon, Raji noted that the decision was that of Coach Jose Peseiro.