The Super Eagles of Nigeria are seeded in the same group with Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, as well as Africa Cup of Nations host
A video capturing Calvin Bassey, Ademola Lookman, and other players training in Abu Dhabi has sparked attention across social media platforms, Soccernet.ng reports.
Initial reports had suggested that the 2013 AFCON champions would conduct closed-door training sessions, limiting media interaction.
However, the emergence of this viral video offers a good insight into how Peseiro’s squad is gearing up for the upcoming tournament and sparks hope in their diligent preparation.
Despite Wilfred Ndidi’s early withdrawal, the Portuguese tactician appears well-equipped to manage his 25-man squad, eyeing Nigeria’s fourth AFCON trophy with optimism.
Shared by Olawale Ayeni, a reporter for Leadership News, the video provides a glimpse into the team’s preparations for the tournament, with notable faces like Fulham’s Bassey and Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa, among those featured.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles morning training session in Abu Dhabi, watch out for Ahmed Musa he will prove doubters wrong in AFCON 2023. pic.twitter.com/aZaI1R4OdF
— Olawale Ayeni 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@VjWale) January 5, 2024
Ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles are set to face Guinea in a friendly match, having finalized an agreement with their Guinean counterparts, although Burkina Faso was also initially considered by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Following their training stint in Abu Dhabi, the team will return to Nigeria before heading to Abidjan. Their tournament campaign kicks off with a match against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, January 14.