By MADUABUCHI KALU
Super Eagles’ World Cup Qualifying match against the Desert Foxes of Algeria is not inconsequential according to the Media Officer of the team, Toyin Ibitoye.
Ibitoye stated this while fielding questions from Rabat, Morocco where the team is camping for the last game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying game against the Group B weeping boys, Algeria.
According to Ibitoye, the players are in top shape and that everything is working according to plan as there are no injury worries and no knocks among the players.
“Well, it is a World Cup Qualifier, for we have already won the group. So, that’s for us makes it a pre-World Cup Friendly game and it is an opportunity for players to fill their places in the team and consolidate their placesas well.
“It is an opportunity for them to show to the coaches and Nigerians that they have the quality, the right attitude and the right mentality to still remain in the team for a long time,” Ibitoye said.
“So it is not an inconsequential game.We want to win everything we are involved in and the Friday game is not any difference,” Ibitoye declared.
Speaking further, Ibitoye revealed that the team had their first training session on Tuesday even as he revealed that the captain of the team, John Obi Mikel arrived camp Tuesday while Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is expected today (Wednesday) as he had flight hitch yesterday.
“We had our first training session yesterday and it was good. Twenty players were involved in the training and it was very intensive. It was good session that we had.
“Everything is going according to our plan. We will be having two training sessions today.
“Captain John Obi Mikel is in town. Uzor is in town, Daniel Akpeyi had flight hitch and he will be joining us today.So, we are good to go.
“The good news is that all the players came through the training without any injury, without any knock.
“So they are in good shape physically, they are also ready mentally. So we continue to build-up today and continue our preparations for our game against Algeria and Argentina,” Eagles’ Media Officer declared.
Reacting to Troost Ekong’s insistence that Eagles want to finish their World Cup Qualifying campaign without blemish, Ibitoye said: “Yes, I told a lot of people that the game is not an inconsequential game.
“Troost Ekong is right. We want to will everything and God willing we will have a clean sheet.”