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Super Eagles: Keshi trains with full squad in Abuja

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi worked with his full squad on Wednesday evening in Abuja ahead of a 2014 World Cup playoff in Ethiopia. All...



Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi worked with his full squad on Wednesday evening in Abuja ahead of a 2014 World Cup playoff in Ethiopia.

All the five players who missed the team’s first training on Tuesday made it to Wednesday’s training.

They are Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike, Nosa Igiebor, Shola Ameobi and Brown Ideye.

The late arrivals were put through an extra session of conditioning after the training, which lasted for an hour and 40 minutes.






  

Coach Stephen Keshi played a full two-a-side game, which appeared to match the possibles against the probables.

What looked like the first team paraded a midfield of Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi and Sunday Mba, while South Africa-based James Okwuosa partnered Godfrey Oboabona in the heart of the defence.

The dark rain clouds over Abuja meant that the Eagles trained under a cooler weather unlike on Tuesday.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari, addressed the team soon after the work out, urging the team to do the country proud and assuring them of total support.

The squad will train at the same Abuja National Stadium for the next two days and depart for Ethiopia early Saturday.

Initial reports from Addis Ababa said it will be a chilly cold by match time on Sunday, which could well suit Nigeria’s Europe-based contingency.

Kick-off is slated for 4pm Ethiopian time, which is 2pm Nigerian time.

credit: mtnfootball 

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