Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Super Eagles in training, optimistic for victory against Leone Stars

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Super Eagles had a full training session yesterday prior to the AFCON qualifying phase on day 3 of today’s match where they expressed their determination to secure maximum points in their match against the Leonean Stars of Sierra Leone in the city. from Benin.

Players who spoke to reporters immediately after their training session Wednesday night at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium said they are focused on their desire to defeat their opponent.

Victor Osimhen, although he noted that he was happy to return to the team, said: “We are ready for the game.

“We want nothing more than victory; It will not be easy, but we will give everything ”.

However, the Italian Naples star expressed disappointment that fans will not be able to enter the stadium for the match.

However, he asked (fans) to watch and support them from home.

On whether he will score in the match, Osimhen said: “My goals will come, but the team’s victory is my general wish.”

For his part, Joe Aribo, who said he was overwhelmed by the support of soccer fans in Benin, said the Eagles will play their normal game and win the game.

Meanwhile, Eagles coach Gernot Rohr expressed his joy at the physical and mental state of the players.

He said that three of the players, Victor Osimen, Jami Kola and Semi Ajayi were selected for special training because “they have just arrived at the Benin camp after a long journey,” while he said that two players were still expected.

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