The Super Eagles CHAN camp got down to business on Tuesday as the team, led by Coach Salisu Yusuf trained for the first time inside the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Yusuf said he was thrilled by the response of the players to their call to duty and revealed that all the invited players had arrived the camp by Monday evening safe for the MFM FC duo of Sikiru Olatunbosun and Stephen Odey.
Both players were involved in their club’s rescheduled league game against Katsina United same day.
As per Christian Okpara [The Guardian], the Coach also disclosed the team still awaited the arrival of the new goalkeeper coach appointed by the NFF to assist Alloy Agu.
25 players trained and Yusuf promised that the technical crew would work hard to build a team good enough to beat Benin Republic when they meet next Month.
‘We had a great (first training session) and we really appreciate the patriotism which the players have shown.
‘The other players not here yet took permission. They have shown a lot of commitment and we are really happy about that.
‘We started our training today (Tuesday) and it is just to bring the body back because of the long journey and the matches they played in the last 48 hours.’