NFF Arrange Synthetic Pitch Training For Eagles


Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have finalised plans for the Super Eagles to get at least three training sessions on a synthetic pitch ahead of their September 7 battle with Seychelles.

This is sequel to confirmation that the Eagles’ next Africa Cup of Nations qualifier will be staged on an astro-turf surface surface at Stade Linité, Roche Caïman, Mahé, Victoria.

Consequently, Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr confirmed that he will line his wards out for special drills on artificial surface once their open camp ahead of the trip to Seychelles.

Though Rohr disclosed that he invited four new players for the match, because he is building for the future, he equally stated that he is is confident of victory against Seychelles.

The Franco-German tactician declared emphatically: “We have a good team going into the match. We are confident going to the game against Seychelles.

“We have invited four new players to beef up the team. They are Jamilu Collins, Semi Ajayi, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Kalu.

“All the new boys will add quality to the team. I want to see goals, victory, a team playing with motivation. The major objective is to see a team that gives joy and entertainment.

“We will train three times at a synthetic grass. We want to practice on this special pitch before the game to be used to it and have possibility of playing different brand of football.

“I want to see goals and players approaching game with confidence. We must play short and precise passes. It will be interesting for us to prepare ahead of the game. We will be fine.”


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