Nigeria’s home based Super Eagles currently campaigning at the ongoing African Nations Championship will resume training on Friday ahead of their quarter-final clash with Angola on Sunday.
The Eagles returned to Tangier from Agadir on Thursday, connecting two flights – one from Agadir to Casablanca and then from Casablanca to Tangier – to arrive their Hotel Salazur base where they stayed during their first two group games in the competition.
The team were billed to have a light training session at one of the Stade Ibn Batouta training pitches on Thursday evening (7pm local time) but was called off to allow the players have sufficient rest since they arrived about 4:30pm.
At their hotel base, the Super Eagles received a delegation led by Nigeria’s Minister for Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung who had with him the Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick and two lawmakers from the Nigerian Legislative Chambers.
The players were said to be charged by the Minister to do the nation proud in Sunday’s game while restating government’s commitment to give them the necessary support and encouragement needed to excel at the tournament.
The Eagles will return to their training schedule at 5:30pm Nigerian time on Friday and will also train on Saturday at the mainbowl of the Grand Stade de Tanger before Sunday’s game.
The quarterfinal clash between the Super Eagles and the Group D runners-up Palancas Negras comes up at 4:30pm local time (5:30pm in Nigeria on Sunday.