All the players invited for Nigeria’s back-to-back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Libya have arrived in Uyo.
Concise News understands that China-based Odion Ighalo was the last player to arrive on Wednesday as Gernot Rohr’s men intensified preparation for the qualifiers.
Training, it was learned, started at 10am on Wednesday, with a session tagged ‘body enhancement’.
Thereafter, the team headed out at 4pm for technical build-up before the evening training session, which took place at the practice area of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
It was gathered that the venue for the session had initially been scheduled for the main pitch of the Stadium.
“We regret whatever inconveniences this change may have caused the media and our fans who had planned to watch the open session at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium,” the team’s management said in a statement.
“Our evening training (on) Wednesday, October 10, 2018, holds at the training pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo from 4 pm. It will be an open session.”
The three-time African champions will first take on the Libyans on Saturday, 13 October, at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, before confronting them in the reverse fixture in Tunisia.
Nigeria cannot afford to drop more points in the qualifiers, having lost 2-0 at home to South Africa in their group opener in 2017.