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Eagles resume training for Rwanda

Eagles resume training for Rwanda

The Super Eagles have resumed training for their weekend fixture against the Wasps of Rwanda less than 24 hours after returning from Malawi on Sunday.

The team will be back in camping in Calabar, Cross River State on Tuesday.

Nigeria played a 1-1 draw with the Flames of Malawi in their 2014 World Cup qualifier  on Saturday but still remain atop Group F with four points in two games. Namibia, who defeated Kenya 1-0 on Saturday, are second in the group with three points.

Coach Stephen Keshi told the players on Sunday that the Monday morning training would involve players who did not feature against Malawi, save for one. The evening training will, however, involve all the players.

Nigeria played a goalless draw with the Wasps of Rwanda in the first leg fixture in February, and would need a win to move to the next stage of the qualifiers.

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari, appreciated the players for their fighting spirits against Malawi and urged them to beat Rwanda this weekend.

He said, “The important thing is that we remain at the to of Group F. You did your best and your best was nearly good enough for three points. But we have to look ahead and get set to emerge outright winner of our group long before the final day of the qualifying series.”

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