Eagles to train behind closed doors

The Super Eagles will henceforth train behind closed doors from Wednesday until they face Benin Republic on Saturday in Port Novo in the first of two 2022 African Nations Cup qualifiers this month.

A statement from the media office of the Nigerian senior national team says spectators and journalists are barred from the team’s training sessions as from Wednesday March 24,2021.

The Super Eagles are billed to travel to Cotonou on Friday from where they will travel the short distance to Port Novo on match day and return immediately to Cotonou after the game before coming back to Lagos on Sunday morning.

Nigeria tops Group L table with eight points from four games and needs only three out of the six points on offer in the two qualifying games against Benin Republic this Saturday and Lesotho next Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

All 24 players invited for the two games are now at the team’s Eko Hotels and Suites’ nest with the arrival of ‘Manchester United destroyer’s, Kelechi Iheanacho Wednesday morning.

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