Officials of Nigeria’s consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa have got pretty busy in preparation for the arrival of the Super Eagles on Thursday, in order to make everything conducive for the team to win.
Footballlive.ng learnt that Nigeria’s High Commission and consulate in South Africa are on red alert to ensure they plug all holes, in terms of hospitality, social, material, technical and structural aid to the team.
Nigeria are currently top of the group, one point more than their hosts, second placed South Africa, who were 2-0 winners in the first leg that was played in Uyo; such that the Eagles need to atone with victory.
Consequently, Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr wants to hold two training sessions in Johannesburg, to help his players get into full focus for the game and acclimatise to the expected harsh weather.
In contrast with an earlier plan of arriving a day before Saturday’s gamer, which would have see the Eagles train once in Johannesburg before the game, Rohr has successfully got Thursday for their flight.
That occasioned a need for Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to contact the consulate to source for a standard pitch for the team to train on Friday morning.
Rohr will now be able to line his players out for at least one session, before their only training allowed at the match venue in the evening.