Home Eagles set for African tour

Photo Courtesy NFF.com

Photo Courtesy NFF.com

Nigeria’s Home Eagles are to set up a training camp overseas prior to the kick-off of the CHAN in Rwanda in January.

The home-based Super Eagles brushed aside Burkina Faso 2-0 on aggregate to join 13 other countries for the CHAN, which begins on January 16 in Kigali.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are now working on proper build-up for the team heading to Rwanda.

“The plan is to the team to train in a country close to Rwanda before the competition,” a top official revealed.

“Tanzania would have been a suitable site but it is too expensive.

“We are sure a more definite plan will be finalised very soon.”

This will be Nigeria’s second appearance at the tournament reserved for players who ply their trade in their home leagues.

Last year, Nigeria finished third on their debut in South Africa.