Three –time champions Nigeria on Monday morning arrived Egypt and have undergone their first training session in Ismailia ahead of the one-week intensive pre-AFCON camping.
According to a statement from the Director of Communications, NFF, Ademola Olajire, at the airport to receive the Nigeria contingent were Emmanuel Oguntoyi (Minister at the Embassy of Nigeria, Cairo) and Muhammed Tukur Garba (Administrative Attaché) who represented the Nigerian Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The Super Eagles had their first training session at the training pitch located within the premises of their Hotel Mercure, at 5pm Egypt time on Monday (4pm Nigeria time).
A number of technical and tactical sessions are scheduled for this week, before the Eagles go up against Senegal’s Teranga Lions on Sunday evening in their final friendly match before the finals.
Nigeria are up against Burundi’s Itamba Ru Mugamba, Guinea’s Syli Nationale and Madagascar’s Barea in Group B of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations, with Alexandria as venue.