Players of Nigeria’s Super Eagles will go on break on Friday following their latest tune-up game against Nigeria Premier League (NPL) club, Lobi Stars on Wednesday.
A 3-1 success against the Makurdi club earned lavish praise for coach Stephen Keshi who has now confirmed that the players will proceed on a break on Friday.
“Yes, they will be going on break to help their respective (domestic) clubs in the NPL (which commences on Saturday),” Keshi told SuperSport.com.
With domestic games set to be decided at the weekend, fears have been raised about the players coming down with fatigue ahead of potentially physically demanding fixtures. Media Chief of the team, Ben Alaiya was however quick to douse such fears.
“The players will not be tired. They have been training seriously and their clubs will stand to benefit greatly as a result of this.”
“And besides, this is not the first time such a scenario will be playing out itself. When (Clemens) Westerhof was the coach of the team, something similar happened so I think the boys will cope fine,” he said.