The Super Eagles of Nigeria, currently preparing for the 2018 World at their Bad Tatzmanndsdorf training camp in Austria, got a rare treat from coach Gernot Rorh when he gave the players Sunday afternoon off to allow family members visit and spend time with them.
According to Complete Sports sources in the Eagles’ camp, Sunday was declared Family Day and the players were let off immediately after morning training.
“The coach gave everybody the day off for wives, girlfriends and children to visit ahead of the trip to Russia on Monday. However, there will be normal training tomorrowmorning before we board the plane for Yessentuki (the team’s World Cup base Russia),” the source said.
To cap a last night in Austria, the Nigerian Embassy also brought Nigerian foods for the team as part of their sendforth to the World Cup.
“What coach Rorh did came as a surprise to the whole team and officials. This was the first and only time he would be allowing such since we opened our World Cup camp in Uyo last month,” the source concluded.
Nigeria will play Croatia in their opening group game on Saturday June 16, face Iceland on June 22 before rounding up the group games against Argentina on June 26 in St. Petersburg.