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Nations Cup: Why Eagles rejected Namibia

By Ben Efe

It is now certain that the Green Eagles will no longer camp in Namibia for the Nations Cup.
Rather, the players may train in Durban, South Africa.
They opted for the South African city for two major reasons. The pitches Namibia offered for their training were said to be  short of the superb standard they expected.


Secondly, Durban, aside the first class facilities, has the same weather with Angola where they will be playing the Nations Cup.

“It is simply the best weather to prepare for the Nations Cup,” Eagles spokesman, Idah Peterside, said after inspection of facilities in Namibia and Durban with coach Shaibu Amodu.

“Durban offers the best because the heat, the humidity level there will be same with that in Angola during the Nations Cup,” Peterside continued, adding “and the football federation wants to take all details seriously so that we can have a good outing in the Nations Cup.

We are aware of the pressure on the team to perform well at the Nations Cup so that we can be well focused in our preparation for the World Cup. We will do our best to do well at the Nations Cup.

The coaches are already working out strong programme of training. Durban is the best for us to prepare for the Nations Cup. The players will also begin to have a feel of South Africa, preparatory to the World Cup. But it is still tentative as the Federation has to approve the South African city even as the coach has chosen the place.”


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