Stand-in skipper, Vincent Enyeama led other 17 players during Tuesday evening’s training held at the mainbowl of the refurbished Abuja National Stadium.
The roll call of the 18 players who trained on Tuesday evening include goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide and Chigozie Agbim. Defenders; Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echejile, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Solomon Kwambe, Benjamin Francis and James Okuosa.
John Mikel Obiof Chelsea FC of England leads the list of midfielders which includes; Ogenyi Onazi of Lazio, John Ogu, Sunday Mba and Nnamdi Oduamadi, while the strikers in camp are Uchenna Nwofor, Obinna Nsofor and Ahmed Musa. Liverpool’s Victor Moses arrived the Abuja camp yesterday evening, but did not train with the Eagles.
The Eagles had an exciting training at the Abuja Stadium on Tuesday, as the fans applauded every move of the players. “We wish you well in Ethiopia”, the spectators roared from the stands.
Skipper Vincent Enyeama said the Ethiopians won’t be pushovers, but promised that he and his teammates will not let the nation down in Addis Ababa.
The Director General of National Sports Commission, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye watched Tuesday’s training. He was accompanied by a Deputy Director, Olu Akoja, Special Assistant and former African Commonwealth and Olympics tracks queen, Mary Onyali Omagbemi.
Also, the AIPS President for Africa and Vice President of Mastersports International, Mitchel Obi and sports journalists were on hand to witness the training session, which lasted for two hours.
Speaking briefly on the training, Elegbeleye said he was impressed by the large turnout of players on day one of their training.
With the spirit exhibited by the team, Elegbeleye said he saw that victory will be achieved in Addis Ababa come Sunday.
Chief Coach Stephen Keshi says he expects a full house before Wednesday’s training session, while the team’s scribe, Dayo Enebi Achor said Shola Ameobi had flight hitch, and is expected to hit camp Wednesday morning. Emmanuel Emenike and Brown Ideye were still being expected to arrive camp.