The Super Eagles ignited an inspirational atmosphere aboard their chartered flight before take-off to Sfax, Tunisia on Monday morning, with Leicester City of England attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho and Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel midfielder, John Ugochukwu Ogu leading the team in a rain of Christian praise songs.
Footballlive.ng noted that even the Muslims among the squad joined in the loud chants, which went on till their plane took-off for the long flight to North Africa, where they take on Libya in the reverse fixture of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday.
The Eagles dramatically had a stop over in Kano on their way to Sfax, Tunisia, where they will play Libya on Tuesday for their fourth match in the AFCON 2019 qualifying race.
The team had transit in The City of Groundnut Pyramids for refueling, which had been prearranged before the chartered flight left Uyo.
Details of the Eagles’ flight scheduled revealed that the squad left their abode at 8:45am, with staff, guests and officials of Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Uyo giving them warm handshakes and waves in the send forth.
The chartered flight which took the team out of Uyo, direct to Sfax, is said to have landed in the Akwa Ibom State capital at 7:29am on Monday.
Before the MaxAir Boeing 733 aircraft of flight number 5N-MHM took off at Uyo airport, Iheanacho and Ogu led a roar of Christian praise songs by the players.
A day before embarking on the trip, the Eagles had a recovery session at the hotel on Sunday morning, with the players split into two groups.
All players who starred on Saturday against Libya worked out in the gym, while does who did not play the match did a bit more outside, except the Turkish-based duo of Eddy Ogenyi Onazi and Abdullahi Shehu, who are both injured.
Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr fixed a team meeting at 6pm, after which the players were allowed to engage in leisure activities before going to bed.
On arrival in Sfax, the Eagles have been booked to have a light work out at Stade Taïeb Mhiri, where Tuesday’s amtch will kick-off at 7pm.