By Johnny Edward:
The Home-Based Eagles will resume training today (Saturday) after they were granted a day off by coach SundayOliseh, Completesportsnigeria.
The team who were treated to sumptuous dinner at the residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr Martins Cobham, will intensify preparation for the 2016 African Nations Championship CHAN, which kicks off next weekend.
"Coach Sunday Oliseh granted the team a day off and training will resume on Saturday," one of the players told Completesportsnigeria.com
" He needed us to rest well and recover from the intensity of the training."
Meanwhile, Nigeria's group opponent Guinea played out a 1-1 draw against Cote d Iviore in a warm up friendly in South Africa on Friday.
Sewe Sport striker put the Elephants ahead in Johannesburg on 17 minutes, but, Sylli National's Ibrahima Sory Bangoura cancelled out Guiza Djédjé 17th minute opener from the penalty spot with less than 20 minutes remaining.
Michel Dussuyer’s proteges will face Nigeria on Monday, before travelling to Rwanda for the competition.
Nigeria will battle Tunisia, Niger and Guinea in Group C for a spot in the next round of the competition.