Posted by News Express | 6 January 2013 | 5,200 times
The Faro, Portugal, camp of pre-Africa Cup of Nations camp of Nigeria’s Super Eagles became full this morning following the arrival of the set of players: Villareal of Spain hitman, Ikechukwu Uche, and Israel-based goalie, Austin Ejide.
“By lunch time Sunday, 31 players including injured Rizespur of Turkey striker, Uche Kalu were in camp battling for shirts, as Head Coach, Big Boss Stephen Keshi took time off to drill the players on fitness and game reaction for over an hour under the early morning chilly condition of Faro,” wrote team Media Officer Ben Alaiya, who has been communicating with journalists back home through Facebook.
“At the end of the exercise it was obvious that all the players are primed for action in Afcon, as all turned out as early as 7:00am Portuguese time which was 8:00am Nigerian time. Keshi again took time off to drum it into the ears of the players that they should not pressurise themselves but must be aware that Nigerians are very expectant of a super outing at Afcon 2013,” Alaiya added.
Alaiya quoted team skipper, Joseph Yobo, as declaring that he was in camp with his mates to make sure that the glory days of Nigerian football are returned with a major trophy. “We are here, ready to don the colours of our nation and we will not relent until we reach our goal. Luckily, we have a coaching crew that understands us well and I’m sure the players are ready to deliver,” Alaiya quoted Yobo as saying.
•Photo: Super Eagles in training.
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