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CHAN: Eagles Form Worries Coaches

Posted: Jan 3, 2016 at 10:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Super Eagles assistant coach Jean Losciuto has admitted that the physical condition of Nigerian players for the CAF African Nations Championship is far from being satisfactory.

Belgian-born Losciuto who was speaking in Lagos before the team left for South Africa said the coaches will use their brief stay in Pretoria to whip the boys into competition mood before they hit Rwanda, where they will play their group opener against Niger Republic on January 18.

“The physical condition of the players is yet to reach maximum level and this is not satisfactory.

“The altitude here in Abuja is not the same with the one we will experience in Rwanda, that was the reason we picked Pretoria as our pre-tournament camp site.

“As soon as we hit Pretoria, we will reach high altitude the same as in Rwanda. This will be good for the players and the training. I believe the problem of physical condition will be solved,” Losciuto told Brila FM.

The team will play against Angola on January 6, and then against Cote d’ Ivoire on January 11 before moving to Rwanda to start their CHAN campaign. The Eagles are the same group with Niger, Tunisia and Guinea.