The Super Eagles had their first training session yesterday evening in the Egyptian City of Ismailia after arriving in the morning for a one-week intensive pre-AFCON camping.
According to the NFF, the Gernot Rohr-tutored team trained at 5 pm Egypt time (4 pm Nigeria time) at the training pitch located within the premises of their Hotel Mercure.
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.
At a friendly game at The Hive in London in March 2017 (the most recent of the 21 encounters between the two nations), both teams settled for a 1-1 draw, with Moussa Sow putting the Lions ahead nine minutes into the second half before Kelechi Iheanacho tied the game from the penalty spot with only nine minutes to go.
The number one rated nation in Africa is expected to give the Super Eagles a stern test ahead of the 2019 AFCON.
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.