Super Eagles stand-in coach Daniel Amokachi has expressed fears that the team may not be fully match fit when they file out against Cote d’Ivoire and Sudan later this month in Abu Dhabi.
The Nigeria local Eagles have been in camp in Abuja in preparation for the two-legged friendly against one of AFCON favourites Cote d’Ivoire.
With players like Enyimba’s Mfon Udoh, Esperance of Tunisia-bound Emem Eudok, Gbolahan Salami of Warri Wolves in camp, Amokachi said the team’s biggest challenge is to get the players to full match fittness.
“Well yeah! What we are working on right now is to get the players back to full match fitness,” he said.
“You know the Nigeria league has been off season and most of the players have been on holiday and are now rusty.”
“That is why you have seen that we have been working hard on their fitness. As you know we have only seven days to train for the games which are top class.”
Amokachi, who maintained that Stephen Keshi remains in charge of the team, is expected to pick 19 players from the 24 in camp.