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Moses, Aina, Iwobi, two others absent as Eagles train twice daily

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The Super Eagles say they are gradually getting to the condition they need to defeat Zambia on Saturday when they meet in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier.

The players and their officials started arriving in Uyo on Saturday and by yesterday only five of the invited players were yet to hit camp. But the team has been training without Victor Moses, Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi, Chidozie Awaziem and Simon Moses.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said the five players will join their mates today.

Coach Gernot Rohr, who led the Eagles to a two-a-side training session yesterday morning, disclosed that the team will train two times every day as they build up to the match scheduled to kick off by 5.00 p.m. on Saturday.

Rohr told reporters yesterday that the team will leave no stone unturned in the bid to beat Zambia, adding, “We will try to prepare well, we will have two training sessions everyday, then we will assess the video of our past match and also the video of our opponent. The Zambians are a different team from the one we played in October last year.

“They are a younger team, they are much quicker and better than when we last played them. And you know of course not all the players have arrived.”

He disclosed that the Eagles are looking for a win, adding, however, “if we don’t win we draw. We must not lose the game. It is a different Zambian team from the Cameroonian team. It is an even more difficult game.

“They have analysed us just as we have analyzed them, so they know us better, hence it is going to be a tough game.”

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