Eagles Commence Training Wednesday For DR Congo Clash


The Super Eagles are billed to commence training in Uyo on Wednesday, ahead of their clash with DR Congo, billed for next Monday in Port Harcourt.

Though the players were expected to start arriving camp on Monday, Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye said training will not start until midweek in order to conform with FIFA’s directive on ten days rest for all footballers between the end of season with their clubs and the World Cup.

Nigeria football Federation (NFF) also revealed that all monies needed for the Eagles’ allowances before and during the Russia 2018 World Cup has been secured.

The federation specifically said it has received $2.8 million for its activities leading to the World Cup.

The 30 players listed in the Eagles’ provisional list for the World Cup would start coming into the country today, adding that the Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr will start training with the team for the Mundial this week.

The Eagles Team B game against Atletico Madrid slated to hold in Uyo will be another opportunity for the domestic players to showcase their talents, adding that Coach Salisu Yusuf has already organised the domestic players for the cracker.

The NFF also confirmed that it is ready with every money agreed with the Super Eagles going into the World Cup.

The early release of $2 million from the world football governing body, FIFA has helped in ensuring the NFF meets its financial obligations to the players ahead of time.

NFF president, Amaju said the federation was excited that its effort at ensuring a distraction-free campaign has been achieved.

The NFF signed an agreement with the players just before their friendly match against Argentina in Russia, which the Super Eagles won 4-2.

Apart from securing the needed cash for the Russia 2018 outing, the NFF is also ready with the appearance fees for the games against DRC Congo in Port Harcourt this month and the game against the Three Lions of England at the revered Wembley Stadium.


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