By Monica Iheakam
Super Eagles players have taken to their twitter handles to express their excitement and post training pictures ahead of the much anticipated international friendly matches against the Teranga Lions of Senegal and the Stallions of Burkina Faso in London.
Thrilled by the friendly atmosphere at their Crowne Plaza hotel camp, the players , used their social media handles to announce their delight at the London reunion as well as their pride and importance of the game to the image of Nigerian football .
Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho in his wall posted ;#Always good to be back with the team, everyone looking sharp and fit this morning.Not left out is Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo who posted on Instagram ;“#Trainingtime#national
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester via his handle announced his pride in Nigeria and the senior national team, “First training. We had to smile. #Nationalduty #Supereagles,” he tweeted.
Defender Leon Balogun in his own message welcomed Bazee Noah, to the fold .#Welcome to the Eagles Mr. Bazee. William Troost Ekong wrote; #First training with the boys!.
Watford FC forward Isaac Success on Tuesday also tweeted similar message, highlighting the importance of the tune-up games.
#Trainingnationalduty,” the former Granada striker said on the social media platform, while John Ogu wrote, #First training session done.The future is bright for our football.Too many talents here !!
Meanwhile, Super Eagles under the watchful eyes of manager Gernot Rohr, began full preparation for the friendly matches with only one training yesterday.
The Players in camp include Iheanacho, Balogun, Ekong, Simon, Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, Shehu Abdullahi, Iwobi, Bazee-Noah, Onazi, Ikeme, Success, Awaziem. Others are Tyrone Ebuhehi, John Ogu, Kenneth Omeruo and Victor Moses, who has been excused from camp owing to injury.
The Eagles are also preparing for the game against Burkina Faso who they beat 1-0 en route to winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. They will face Burkina Faso at the same venue The Hive Barnet FC Stadium on March 27.