Gernot Rohr, Technical Adviser of the Nigerian football team, and some of his technical assistants arrived Abuja on Sunday as preparations kick off for next week’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia in Ndola.
Meanwhile, Captain Mikel John Obi debunked reports of his being injured, saying he is fully fit and ready for Sunday’s cracker at the Levy Nwanawasa Stadium against the Chipolopolo of Zambia.
“I don’t know where the story about my being injured came from. I have no injury. All the other players and I are fit and ready and we are determined to start the World Cup race on a winning note,” Mikel reportedly told the team’s Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor on Saturday.
Players are expected in camp as from Monday with training sessions scheduled for morning and evening each day before departure to Ndola by a chartered flight on Friday.
The clash between the Super Eagles and the Chipolopolo will start 1.30pm on Sunday.