Tuesday, October 16, 2012
SUPER EAGLES TO TRAIN IN ZIMBABWE FOR AFCON 2013
Nigeria Football Federation are studying a proposal for the super eagles to train in Zimbabwe for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
According to NFF's media officer, Ademola Olajire, the team would like to camp in a country that shares the same weather conditions with South Africa before the Nations Cup and Zimbabwe is the most likey location to prepare for the tournament
It is believed that Zimbabwe, which is on a high altitude like South Africa, was picked ahead of Faro, in Portugal, where a contract covers the country’s various national teams’ long-term preparations.
Olajire insisted that it is a proposal and if approved it would be from the first week of January, probably January 4, but the technical commitee has the final say on the team’s camping arrangement.
The Nigeria training camp in Zimbabwe will be opened by players from the Nigeria Premier league, while overseas-based players will only join up the mandatory 14 days before the big kick-off.