Anxiety Hits Nigerian Camp Ahead Of Midweek Encounter


Anxiety is running through the Super Eagles’ camp in Austrria, ahead of Wednesday’s international friendly, as gaffer of the side, Gernot Rohr is keeping his team selection and possible tactics close to his chest.

Rohr has stylishly opted to switch formations during three sessions with the team since arriving in Austria, such that the players are curious about what to expect on Wednesday against Czech Republic.

In Monday’s first which was mainly all about tactics and technical drills and this morning they had a session on a special track meant for recovery.

Rohr supervised the session which took place on a special track made of saw wood particles which is meant for players recovery with each player required to perform three kilometres on the track.

The session was particularly meant for the players to recover fully from the exhaustion of the 1-2 loss in Saturday’s friendly game against England at Wembley.

Preparations for the game against Czech Republic will take precedence in their subsequent session with a training game most likely to take place between the players, which will give a clue on how they will be lined up

Six members of the team took part in special training, so the squad could not be divided into two groups consisting of eleven players, instead they took part in a seven-a-side game.

Team captain, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Brian Idowu and William Troost-Ekong did not take part in the evening session, while Leon Balogun underwent a recovery session.

Chidozie Awaziem, Elderson Echiejile, Ahmed Musa, Shehu Abdullahi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Odion Ighalo and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa played for the Team A.

Kelechi Iheanacho was joined by Eddy Onazi, Joel Obi, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, Kenneth Omeruo,Oghenekaro Etebo and Francis Uzoho in Team B.

Goalkeeper coach Alloy Agu worked on a number of drills with Daniel Akpeyi to improve his ball handling and alertness.

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi looked fit in his first full training session and was one of the most impressive players during the training game.


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