The Super Eagles’ camp is expected to be filled to the brim on Thursday morning, with training scheduled to commence same day, as the players and crew begin to prepare in earnest for this Sunday’s friendly against Brazil at Singapore National Stadium, megasportsarena.com reports.
All 23 players invited for the game are expected to converge at Fairmont Hotel on Wednesday and training will commence the following day, as the Eagles aim avenge a 3-0 loss they suffered at home in their only previous clash with Brazil at full senior level.
That game was played June 2003 at Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, which means the three-time African champions lost a home to the five-time FIFA World Cup winners, but it will be a case of equal opportunities on neutral ground this time, when the Eagles and Samba Boys line out at the arena in Kallang for the kick-off at 1pm Nigeria time.
The Nigerian team will take a cue from the example already set by this Sunday’s opponents, as
Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) revealed that their squad’s technical crew were already in Singapore since Friday and their players started arriving on Monday.
They then picked Kallang Football Hub as a training site ahead of the first game against Senegal on Thursday, for which five training sessions were proposed for the team, starting at 5.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, then they will start working for the game against Nigeria with similar training sessions on Friday and Saturday.