Monday, 4 January 2016

Coach Oliseh recovers from illness, joins Eagle's trainning camp in Pretoria.

Super Eagles’ Coach, Sunday Oliseh, was in charge of the team’s first training session in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday as they continued preparation for the 2016 African Nations Championship, which kicks off in Rwanda on January 16.

Oliseh had been away in Belgium, where he went for treatment of a virus infection and only teamed up the squad on Saturday.

Officials of the team said the former Juventus midfielder is fully recovered and was in charge of the team’s first work out in Pretoria yesterday morning.

Oliseh was in the team’s hotel on Saturday to receive the rest of the squad on arrival in Pretoria, they said.

The team will play a friendly against Angola on Wednesday and meet Cote d’Ivoire on January 11 before they depart for Rwanda.

Only 22 players took part in the training as the 23rd star, Lobi Stars’ defender, Samson Gbadebo, was still waiting for his travel documents from the South African High Commission.

He is expected to join the team this week.

Nigeria is in Group C alongside fellow West Africans, Niger and Guinea, as well as Tunisia.

They will take on Niger in their first game on January 18 at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo.

Meanwhile, the team’s assistant coach, Jean Francois Losciuto, believes camping in Pretoria will put the team in top physical condition before the CHAN begins in Rwanda.

“The physical condition of the players is yet to yield maximum level and this is not satisfactory,” Losciuto revealed on a Lagos radio sports programme.

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