Intl Friendlies: Eagles Camp Opens March 20

By Ikenga Chronicles March 7, 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced March 20 as the deadline for players called up for the international friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso to report to camp.
The 25 invited  Super Eagles players and their officials are expected to be at  Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ealing London, about 1.9 miles away from Wembley to begin preparations for their international friendlies .
The NFF revealed that Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr, who is already in Europe visiting with some of the players, would be on hand to welcome the boys on arrival, while the other coaches, including head coach, Salisu Yusuf, Imama Amapakabo and Alloy Agu, as well as home-based goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, will join the team from Nigeria the same day.
Thus, the Super Eagles are scheduled to have a minimum of three training sessions before stepping out onto the Hive Stadium for their first game of 2017 against Senegal.
Four days later, March 27, they will face Burkina Faso at the same venue in their final warm-up game.
Speaking on preparations for the matches, NFF Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi said the federation was working with Rohr to ensure the national team is in top shape for the African Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Cameroun respectively
“You should understand that Rohr is on a mission to revamp the Super Eagles and it would not be right for anybody to impose players on him. He has been given the free hand to select players of his choice and the NFF is ready to give him all the support to succeed.
 “The friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London are part of the ways the federation is assisting the coach to build a solid team for Nigeria,” he said.
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