Super Eagles Train in Darkness Ahead of Crucial 2023 AFCON Qualifier vs Guinea-Bissau

Super Eagles Train in Darkness Ahead of Crucial 2023 AFCON Qualifier vs Guinea-Bissau

Babajide Orevba
March 21, 2023 at 9:58 PM
  • Nigeria will face Guinea-Bissau in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier on Friday, March 24
  • The Super Eagles trained in darkness at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, barely three days before the encounter
  • Coach of the side Jose Peseiro looked unimpressed with the developments as the session ended quickly

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were made to train in darkness after lights at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja failed to come on.

Nigeria takes on Guinea-Bissau in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Friday with kick-off time slated for 5 pm.

On Tuesday evening, the players who started their training session around 6 pm struggled to train in the cover of darkness.

Super Eagles, Nigeria vs Guinea-Bissau, AFCON Qualifier
Super Eagles train in darkness at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja. Photo: Babajide Orevba
Source: UGC

Coach Jose Peseiro and his players managed to plot their tactics for just about an hour before the main bowl was covered in total darkness.

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Despite that, the desperate Portuguese coach continued with the session for some time before it ended, and players then made their way out of the facility.

One wrote:

"Super Eagles were unable to complete their training today because there was no power at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
Coach Jose Peseiro was unhappy and he left with the team in an 18-seater white bus. The Super Eagles did not arrive at the stadium in their official branded bus."

Another added:

“Sad to hear the Super Eagles could not complete their training tonight because the light didn't come on at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.”

Osimhen seals endorsement deal

Meanwhile, Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, who missed Tuesday’s training has joined the team as he arrived at the team’s hotel later.

The 24-year-old sealed a multi-million Naira endorsement deal with Reckitt Nigeria who the makers of Dettol soap, as the unveiling took place in Lagos.

The Napoli man was said to have landed in Lagos on Monday night, March 20, and had to wait until the next morning before signing his deal with Reckitt company.

The deal means that Osimhen's face will start appearing on all Reckitt products even though the amount involved in the endorsement was not revealed.

Tijani Babangida sends message to Peseiro

Sports Brief earlier reported that former Nigerian international Tijani Babangida has urged Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro to make sure that he parades a strong squad against Guinea Bissau in the coming doubleheader.

More than 20 players have already arrived at the Super Eagles camp in Abuja and they have started preparations for the two coming encounters.

Babangida reminded Peseiro of the importance of selecting the best legs for the games.

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