Nigeria’s Super Eagles opened training this morning in Abuja ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria with only three players missing.
Officials also said the team will now fly out on Wednesday to Uyo, where the match will be played, after it was first decided for them to leave Abuja on Thursday.
“The training lasted for an hour and a half and it was really meant to loosen up the players and ascertain any injury problems,” disclosed Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye.
“Twenty players trained, while three players are still being expected – Oghenekaro Etebo, Dele Alampasu and Elderson Echiejile.
“The team will also train this evening and will leave for Uyo by 3pm tomorrow after the morning training.”
Among the players who trained in the morning were skipper Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, John Ogu, Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ogenyi Onazi.
Others were Daniel Akpeyi, Musa Mohammed, Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Moses Simon.