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Eagles propose Zim training base


ABUJA — Nigeria are studying a proposal to train in Zimbabwe for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in South Africa, officials have disclosed.

Report by MTN Football

“There’s a proposal from the team officials for such a camping arrangement in Zimbabwe,” Nigeria Football Federation spokesman Ademola Olajire informed

“The team would like to camp in a country that shares the same weather conditions with South Africa before the Nations Cup.

“It is a proposal and if approved it would be from the first week of January, probably January 4, but the technical committee has the final say on the team’s camping arrangement.”

Another top NFF official told Mozambique has also been pencilled to host the Eagles prior to the Afcon.
The official said that the South African city the Eagles are eventually drawn to play their first round matches would inform where the team will train.

“You would agree with me that it would be too early to begin to say the particular camp for the Eagles. For instance, what if we are drawn at Nelspruit which has the same weather conditions with Mozambique?” the top official explained.

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