Following gym work and other light training sessions, the team had their first training on Sunday morning at the Nest of Champions training pitch under the supervision of Finidi and his assistants.

HEADLINENEWS.NEWS Sports  learnt that 15 players took part in the evening training session on Sunday.

Nigeria are currently third in Group C with two points from two matches, trailing leaders Rwanda by two points and South Africa by one. The group winner after 10 matches will qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, hosted by the USA, Canada, and Mexico.