Nigeria senior national team had their first training ahead of upcoming international friendly games billed for the Hive Stadium.
The Super Eagles did not participate in the 2017 African Cup of Nations, and are using the games with Senegal and Burkina Faso to test their preparedness for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon and the 2019 Afcon qualifier against South Africa.
Training has begun ahead of the friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso. We are having only one training session today. pic.twitter.com/Cs1zyrY1vc— Nigeria Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) March 21, 2017
Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, Shehu Abdullahi and Carl Ikeme took part in the training focused on ball work.
Others include Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Moses Simon, Kenneth Omeruo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success, Tyrone Ebuehi, Chidozie Awaziem and Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee.
Gernot Rohr’s men will have their second warm-up on Wednesday morning to fine-tune strategies for the game against the Teranga Lions on Thursday.
Both team last met at the 2006 Cup of Nations staged in Egypt with Nigeria winning 2-1 courtesy of Obafemi Martins’ second half brace at the Port Said Stadium.
First training of the Super Eagles ahead of their friendly games, v Senegal 23rd v Burkina Faso 27th March. Nigeria London Toour 2017. pic.twitter.com/OXfJHyARfI— Jairo Pachon (@pachonj) March 21, 2017