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Super Eagles in full training, upbeat on victory against Leone Stars


By Ozioruva Aliu, Benin-City

Super Eagles had a full training session yesterday ahead of today’s Match Day 3 AFCON qualifier where they expressed determination to secure the maximum points in their Match against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in Benin City.

The players who spoke with newsmen immediate after their training session on Wednesday night at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, said they are focused in their desire to defeat their opponent.

Victor Osimhen, while noting that he was happy to be back to the team, said, “We are ready for the match.

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“We desire nothing but victory; it will not be easy, but we will give our all.”

The Napoli of Italy star however expressed disappointment that fans will not be allowed into the stadium for the match.

He however appealed to them (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 victory is my overall desire.”

On his part, Joe Aribo, who said he was overwhelmed with the support from football fans in Benin, said they Eagles will play their normal game and win the match.

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Meanwhile, the Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, expressed happiness over the physical and mental state of the players.

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


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