Ibitoye Rules Out High Altitude Fear For Eagles


Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye has ruled out any side effects of high altitude on the players form Saturday’s match against South Africa, footballlive.ng reports.



With Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) bowing to pressure from the team to allow them travel to Johannesburg two days before the match, stakeholders are worried that the players could get bogged by altitude issues before kick-off.

However, Ibitoye stressed on Thursday before the team flew out of Asaba airport aboard a chartered flight that the players know how to confront all manner of issues and weather conditions.

While affirming that the players have prepared adequately for the game at FNB Stadium, Ibitoye said they will successfully face the weather, as the team will train twice in Johannesburg before Saturday’s match.

“The Super Eagles will have their first training in South Africa on Friday morning and (in the evening they will have a feel of the match venue).

“All arrangements have been put in place to ensure Nigeria’s success in the encounter.
“The players in camp are experienced enough to handle any issue that will affect their performance,” Ibitoye stressed.


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