Super Eagles camp update: Iwobi, Simon, Aina and Moses absent from Eagles training

The quartet of Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Victor Moses and Moses Simon were conspicuously missing from the Super Eagles first training session in Uyo as they prepare for Saturday’s World Cup Qualifier against Zambia.

As reported earlier on this blog on Tuesday morning, fifteen players were in camp at 10 am and a few more arrived in time for the training session overseen by the gaffer, Gernot Rohr.

According to the narration on a periscope video by top football writer, Colin Udoh the four players were not yet in camp as at the time the bus left for the session.

A message from the Super Eagles twitter, @NGSuperEagles went on to confirm the arrival of the players- Daniel Akpeyi, based in South Africa, Uche Agbo, Ogenyi Onazi, Moses Simon, Ola Aina and Chiedozie Awaziem.

Meanwhile, Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr has said he will not underrate the Zambians.

I can’t predict the scoreline against Zambia because it would not be an easy match,” the 64-year-old Rohr who had previously worked in Gabon , Niger, Burkina Faso and Tunisia told

Zambia can be dangerous because they also have a good team. I don’t think it would be a 4-0 win for us but the most important thing for us is to win even if it’s by one or two goal difference.

I have seen a lot of videos of the Zambian team and I must confess they are a very good side much better than the team we played last October, but we are not afraid. We only have to give them respect, but we won’t make the mistake Algeria made by underrating Zambia. They have quick strikers, but we shall be ready for them. We are going to show a good fighting spirit; we want to go to Russia to show the world that we are very good team with a good fighting spirit.

In this game against Zambia, the players would show what they can do defensively and offensively. Our goal is to win the game and there is no doubt about that. It’s a good situation for us because even a draw is still okay, but we want to win. Zambia must win to have a chance of going to Russia; and I think they are in the same situation like Cameroon who wanted to win in Uyo but we punished them with our counter attacks. We shall see what they want to do, but by God’s grace, we shall win this game,” Rohr said.

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