INSIDE AFCON 2019: Ighalo, Musa Train Separately as Super Eagles Resume Full Training Ahead of Algeria Clash

CAIRO – The Super Eagles of Nigeria resumed full training on Friday after Thursday’s light training and recovery session with the duo of Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa training separately from the rest of the squad as they continued their recovery from Wednesday’s exertions against South Africa in the quarterfinals of the 2019 AFCON.

Friday’s training session, the first since Nigeria discovered the identity of their opponents, The Desert Foxes of Algeria, for Sunday’s semifinal clash, saw fullbacks Chidozie Awaziem and Shehu Abdullahi join their teammates after both also sat out yesterday’s session although Abdullahi also did personal aerobic drills separate from the rest of the team.

With Super Eagles legend and former two-time Africa Footballer of the year Nwankwo Kanu on hand to cheer the team at the Aero Sports Club, Cairo, Head Coach Gernot Rohr ran the rule over the team as he continues to assess his players ahead of the clash against the Desert Foxes.

Nigeria beat South Africa 2-1 at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday to progress to the semifinals while Algeria ousted Ivory Coast to set up a meeting with the three-time champions on Sunday at the Cairo International Stadium for a spot in the final.