Brazil: Super Eagles to hold first training session today

Coach Gernot Rohr will lead his Super Eagles wards to their first training later today ahead of the October 13 friendly match against Brazil in Singapore.

This was disclosed to DAILY INDEPENDENT by the team’s media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, who also said that the Fairmont Hotel camp of the Super Eagles is expected to have a full house before noon today as all the players were expected to hit Singapore for the match.

“The training and walkout will start in earnest later on Wednesday because all the players are expected to have arrived the camp. In fact before the Wednesday, we are expected to have the full house and later on Wednesday, the coach will start to work on them,” Ibitoye said

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Meanwhile, majority of players of Brazil have arrived the Asian country and the Samba Boys had their first training on Tuesday ahead of their first match against Senegal on Thursday before playing Nigeria on Sunday.

The last time both countries met, it was also a friendly affair at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja and the five times world champions won 3-0.

Meanwhile, Nwankwo Kanu, former Super Eagles captain, has hinted that there is pressure on the Super Eagles to win the match.

Kanu, who spoke to, noted that Nigerian fans want to see the Gernot Rohr’s squad give the Brazilians a good run for their money.

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“There is a lot of pressure because everybody loves football, they don’t want to hear that Nigeria went to a game and lost.

“I don’t think people will really appreciate the boys if they lost in a friendly game, that’s how it is here. The boys have to take it on board and ensure that every game they play, they have to do well.”