Ahmed Musa Poses in his new hairstyle with Big Boss, Stephen Keshi on Friday
With AFCON 2013 just around the corner, players have started creating images that will be seen of them in the championship.
Many Super Eagles players, if not all have suddenly rolled out trendy and colourful boots after the naming of the 23 man squad for the championship by the technical crew.
But the most noticeable of them all is CSKA’s winger, Ahmed Musa, who has painted his hair purple and light brown ahead of the championship.
Musa, came into training on Friday morning looking different, with players and officials rushing to take photographs of the new look Musa.
He was to say that will be the hairstyle that he will wear for the tournament, thus effectively setting the tone for the SA 2013 hair-waves. Many players from different countries are expected to follow suit in the coming days.
It’s not all about style and panache in the Eagles camp, as some players have chosen to take extra training on their own after the coaching crew have finished their own session in order to get extra ready for the championship in South Africa.
On Friday after the regular training session, Nosa Igiebor, Elderson Echejile, Obiorah Nwankwo and Kenneth Omeruo remained behind to practice set pieces and work or accurate crosses and shots on their own.
An appreciative Assistant Coach, Sylvanus Okpala (MON), was to later join them in the session.
“Bros, we just want to get better for the Nations Cup, nothing special,” Igiebor said after the session that lasted over 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles will on Saturday morning continue its preparation for the Nations Cup in South Africa, with a friendly game against Dutch Eredivise side, Spartar Rotterdam.
The game scheduled for 12noon, Portuguese time and 1pm Nigerian time will be played at the Browns Sports and Lesisure Club camp site of the Nigerian side.
Head Coach Stephen Keshi says the game will afford him another opportunity of testing his wards against fluid opposition and preparing them for the task of doing well at the Nations Cup.
The Super Eagles are also expected to play second division Portuguese side, Farense on January 15, a day before the team jets out to South Africa for the Nations Cup.
All things necessary for the game to take place have been finalized by the NFF and the Super Eagles management here in Faro, Portugal and the game will take place again at the Browns Sports and Leisure Club.