Players of the Super Eagles of Nigeria had their first session as a team ahead of their weekend AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie against Seychelles on Saturday, Owngoalnigeria.com reports.
The 18 players in the camp of the team took part in a Foot-Volleyball session at the beach in Seychelles not far away from their camp and Owngoalnigeria.com correspondent watched the session, which was meant to loosen the players up before the start of rigorous training tomorrow.
Newly invited Super Eagles midfielder Semi Ajayi was particularly impressive during the session as his abilities in the air helped him tower above the rest during the one over session.
Crotone of Italy forward Simy Nwankwo also impressed as his lanky frame gave him an edge in the session which had goalkeeper Francis Uzoho taking part as well with the outfield players as coach Gernot Rohr awaits the arrival of the other goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
The players were in a joyful mood all through the session with Ogenyi Onazi cracking them up with jokes and funny tales while coach Rohr and his assistants watched on and for the first time, the Franco-German was without the services of his first assistant Salisu Yusuf.
Yusuf is currently suspended from all activities in the team after Ghanaian journalist Anas filmed him collecting money in exchange for some players to play in his squad at the WAFU Football Tournament in Ghana.
Joel James reporting from Seychelles