Franco-German coach, Gernot Rohr, took charge of the Nigeria senior men’s squad, Super Eagles, for the first time yesterday as the team began training sessions ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania.
Rohr and a number of players could not fly to Uyo from Lagos on Monday as ARIK airline eventually cancelled their flight after many hours. But the entourage landed in Uyo just after noon yesterday.
On arrival at the team’s Le Meridien Hotel, Coach Rohr had a meeting with his assistants, backroom staff and players present, before the evening’s training session at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
In camp as at Tuesday evening were Skipper John Mikel Obi, Assistant Captain Ahmed Musa, goalkeepers Emmanuel Daniel and Ikechukwu Ezenwa. Defenders in camp include, Musa Muhammed, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Jamiu Alimi, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong and Elderson Echiejile.
The midfielders are Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi and Nosa Igiebor while the forwards include Brown Ideye, Imoh Ezekiel, Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo and Victor Osimhen.
Team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed yesterday that Belgium –based Moses Simon and Slovakia –based Kingsley Madu will arrive today.
The delegation of Tanzania’s Taifa Stars is expected to arrive in Nigeria today, while the match officials will jet in tomorrow.