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Super Eagles Recovery Session: Osimhen, Onyeka Among Five Players Rested

by Silverbird News24

Super Eagles have started their preparations for Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal match against South Africa, with a training session held at the Ecole Nationale de la Police on Sunday.

The players who did not feature in the 1-0 win against Angola trained fully while six of the players that started the game were involved in a recovery session.

Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali, Victor Osimhen, Frank Onyeka, Zaidu Sanusi and Ola Aina did not take part in any of the exercises and the official word from Super Eagles officials is that the quintet were excused from Sunday’s session.

Osimhen was stretchered off the pitch in the Super Eagles last match while Frank Onyeka was substituted due to an apparent shoulder injury he suffered towards the end of the game..

Six of the starters against the Palancas Negras – Ademola Lookman, Semi Ajayi, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi, Calvin Bassey and William Troost-Ekong – were put through their paces by Super Eagles assistant coach George Finidi, while Jose Peseiro directly handled the rest of the squad.

Club Brugge midfielder Raphael Onyedika trained without limitations after his surprise omission from the matchday roster on Friday, while captain Ahmed Musa trained individually.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Paul Onuachu, Chidozie Awaziem, Terem Moffi, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Bruno Onyemaechi, Joe Aribo, Francis Uzoho, Olorunleke Ojo, Kenneth Omeruo, Samuel Chukwueze and Alhassan Yusuf actively participated in the session.

The Super Eagles will fly out to Bouaké on Monday, two days before the meeting with Bafana Bafana at Stade de la Paix, Bouaké.

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