The Super Eagles on Sunday resumed training in Port Harcourt, with a single session, ahead of Monday’s international friendly game against DR Congo at Adokiye Amasiamaka Stadium in The Garden City.
The Eagles got to the Rivers State capital late Saturday, but returned to the pitch the following evening, getting back to business ahead of their valedictory match, before leaving Nigeria for the World Cup in Russia.
Rivers State governor, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike will be chief host for Monday’s match, with other prominent Nigerians and fans expecting to have the last opportunity to cheer the team before their departure to the Mundial.
Monday’s clash will be the seventh official fixture between both countries, with the first being an Africa Cup of Nations battle in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia in March 1976, in which the Eagles beat the then Zaire 4-2.
The Nigerian team is lodged at Le Meridien Ogeyi Place, which is located at 45 Tombia Street, GRA Phase II, where they will stay before flying to Abuja on Tuesday for a formal send forth by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Eagles’ gaffer, Gernot Rohr gave the players Sunday morning off and they did not even have any work out in the gym, which meant they had free time to engage in other activities at their hotel.
The delegation from Democratic Republic of Congo flew into Port Harcourt on Thursday night ahead of the friendly.