Apart from Emem Eduok, who is in Tunisia and Igudia Godwin, who replaced Erhun Obanor, who is with the U23 national side, all invited Super Eagles players are in Abuja with technical crew comprising Dan “the Bull’ Amokachi, Houandinu Valere and Ike Shorunmu.
Amokachi who addressed the players after lunch on Wednesday, told them to brace up for the challenge of training only seven days for two grade A international friendlies against Cote ‘D Ivoire and Sudan in Abu Dhabi. He added that only 19 players from the 25 invited to camp will make the trip and that current form and not sentiments or past appearance in the team’s camp will be the yardstick for selection.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Houandinou Valere, has cleared the air on talks that he intends to drag the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland, noting that even if he has outstanding salaries to collect he will never do such a thing.
People should stop causing unnecessary friction between myself and my employers through insinuations and false reports as I want to take the NFF to CAS. I don’t have such intention and will never do that because we are loyal employees of the NFF” he said in Abuja.
The Super Eagles had their first work-out at the mainbowl of the Abuja National Stadium On Wednesday evening.