Looking very fit, trim and slim, the Super Eagles looked good on the ball at an evening training session on Thursday as they look forward to a special dinner with President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday and then, a nineâ€“day training camp in England.
The players worked out inside the mainbowl of the National Stadium Complex, the first time they have come this way in group following an Appreciation Dinner held for the team ahead of the African Cup of Nations in Angola in January.
NFF President Sani Lulu Abdullahi formally introduced the new Technical Adviser, Lars Lagerback to the players at a short session inside the Transcorp Hilton Hotel on Thursday afternoon. He said: â€œWe have picked one man we believe has the capability to harness the qualities in you all to make you the greatest team in the world, by going all the way at the World Cupâ€.
Lagerback said he was delighted to be working with players with so much ability and potential, and pledged that the entire unit (players, himself and backroom staff) will work as one to bring glory to Nigeria.
Team skipper Nwankwo Kanu expressed confidence in the unit, and said the most important thing for now is hardwork as the team looks to do well at the World Cup.