Coach Gernot Rohr took charge of the Super Eagles for the first time yesterday with no fewer than 20 players, including skipper Mikel Obi and assistant captain Ahmed Musa during the team’s training session ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania.
Rohr and some of the players could not fly to Uyo from Lagos on Monday due to cancelled flight after many hours. But the entourage landed in Uyo just after noon yesterday.
On arrival at the team’s Le Meridien Hotel, Rohr had a meeting with his assistants, backroom staff and players present, before the evening’s training session at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
The players that trained yesterday included Emmanuel Daniel, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Musa Muhammed, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Jamiu Alimi, Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong.
Also at the training were Elderson Echiejile, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi, Nosa Igiebor, forwards Brown Ideye, Imoh Ezekiel, Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo and Victor Osimhen.
Team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed that Belgium–based Moses Simon and Slovakia –based Kingsley Madu will arrive on Wednesday.
The delegation of Tanzania’s Taifa Stars is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday, while the match officials will jet in on Thursday.