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Rohr resumes duty, as Mikel, others arrive camp for AFCON 2017 qualifier

The Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has assumed duty following his arrival in Uyo on Tuesday in preparation for the AFCON 2017 qualifying match against Tanzania on Saturday.

The encounter which is best described as a “dead rubber’’ is Rohr’s first official assignment as Eagles technical adviser.

The Eagles and their Tanzanian counterparts failed to qualify for the competition after Egypt picked the sole qualification ticket from the group.

Chad had withdrawn from the qualifiers over financial difficulties and thereby making Nigeria walk a tight rope following a 1-1 draw with Egypt in one of the qualifiers in Kaduna.

Rohr would use the encounter as a test match for the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Zambia on October 3.

Cameroon and Algeria are the other teams drawn alongside Nigeria and Zambia in Group B.

Super Eagles Media Officer Toyin Ibitoye said that three out of the 23 invited players had yet to arrive in camp as at Tuesday night.

Ibitoye said that the usual morning and evening training session had begun as Rohr had resolved to build a formidable squad for the country ahead of future international engagements.

According to him, Belgium based Moses Simon and Slovakia based Kingsley Madu will arrive on Wednesday, while Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme will arrive on Thursday.

“The players are in high spirit owing to the fact that they have a new technical adviser,” Ibitoye said.

Majority of the players failed to report to camp on Monday following cancellation of ARIK airline flight and hours of delays.

Super Eagles' coach arrives camp after flight delay

Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr arrived camp on Tuesday, August 30 after a flight delay in Lagos.

Rohr is set to take charge of his first game as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles when they take on Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations clash on Saturday, September 3.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Rohr’s flight from Lagos to Uyo was delayed on Monday, August 29.

A couple of players have already arrived camp

Already in camp as at the time of this report are Emmanuel Daniel, Jamiu Alimi, Brown Ideye, Victor Osimhen, Imoh Ezekiel and Musa Mohammed.

A couple of players were also affected by the flight delay along with Rohr and will join the squad o Tuesday.

Super Eagles players are coming together for the clash against Tanzania

In-form Chelsea forward, Victor Moses has also revealed that he is joining the squad on Tuesday.

Rio Olympics: 'Don’t Come to Our Camp!' Dream Team Warns Dalung

Some keys players of U-23 Team aiming to go pass Germany Wednesday in one of the semi finals of the men’s football event of the Rio2016 have begged not to be distracted by officials of Team Nigeria.

Specifically, they insisted that they don’t want the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, and his delegation anywhere near their dressing room before and during the match to avoid unnecessary distractions.

“We are set for the semi final clash with Germany. We have perfected our game plan to qualify for the final and win the gold medal for Nigeria like our 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games colleagues,” hinted one of the top players on Monday night.

Despite the apology by Dalung for the shabby manner his ministry treated the team during their training tour of Atlanta, USA, the player insisted that it was difficult for them to forget the scandalous scenario before achieving the feat of reaching the semi final.

Under-23 team players and officials were stranded for three days before being airlifted by American Delta Airline to Manaus, venue of their first group game against Japan.