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Eagles Storm The Gym for Zambia Saturday’s Clash

 

The Super Eagles are not ruling out the need to visit the gym for body building and keep fit reasons as they prepare for the Saturday’s 2018 World Cup Qualifier against the chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

After the Gym Exercise on Tuesday morning the the Coach Rohr boys will file out for their first workout schedule at the pitch later in the day

At least not less than 14 foreign-based professionals will participate in the Super Eagles first workout.

The foreign-based professionals in camp are Elderson Echiejile, Oghenekaro Etebo, Anthony Nwakaeme, John Ogu, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi, John Obi Mikel, Mikel Agu, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Odion Ighalo and Shehu Abdullahi.

As for Zambia, three foreign-based pros are still being expected : Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg-Austria), Enock Mwepu (FC Liefering) and Edward Chilufya (Djurgardens-Sweden).

According to  Football Association of Zambia , Mwepu and Chilufya will join camp from Accra while Daka will team up with his colleagues on Wednesday.

Coach Wedson Nyirenda will run the rule over six foreign-based professionals Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns), Chisamba Lungu (Alanyaspor), Stoppilla Sunzu (Arsenal Tula), Roderick Kabwe (Ajax Cape Town), Justin Shonga (Orlando Pirates) and Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow) at the Marcel Desailly Sports Complex on Tuesday morning.

Nigeria lead the way in Group B of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with ten points from four matches followed by Zambia who have seven points.

NFF Warns Fans Against Pitch Invasion

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has warned that it will no longer be business as usual for fans who take delight in encroaching into the field of play.

An impeacable source of the glasshouse who spoke on the condition of anonymyty while encourage Nigerian to turn out in mass to encourage eagles to victory however caution fans not to do anything that will dent the nation’s image.

Only few days ago, FIFA slammed a sum of $31,000 (11 million naira)on Nigeria for crowd disorder during last month’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo, which the Super Eagles won 4-0.

Recall that the gates were thrown open after the Akwa Ibom State government paid for all the seats in their support for the Super Eagles.

Other Countries FIFA Fined for Fans Disorder

Nigeria is not only the country that suffered the FIFA’s hammer as countries like Germany, Czech  and  Argentina were also fined for fans disorder.

German football federation was fined 32,000 Swiss francs ($33,000) because fans chanted Nazi slogans at a World Cup qualifying game in the Czech Republic.

“The range of charges against Germany included fans encroaching on the field and setting off fireworks at the game in Prague,” FIFA said.

About 200 German supporters chanted slogans during their team’s 2-1 win and verbally abused one of the scorers Timo Werner.

FIFA also fined the Czech federation 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,150) for crowd disorder.

FIFA’s attempts to crack down on fans chanting gay slurs saw seven national federations fined for incidents.

Argentina was ordered to pay 65,000 Swiss francs ($67,000), Panama 50,000 Swiss francs ($51,500), and Hungary 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,600).

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