Governor Ifeayi Okowa has gifted the Super Eagles a sum of $50,000 to fulfill the promise he made to them before their African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. He told them they would earn $25,000 for each goal.
Nigeria had a chance to test some of their fringe players with the friendly clash against the Cranes of Uganda at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. However, both sides failed to find the back of the net as they shared the spoils.
Gernot Rohr's men will be hoping they can stretch their unbeaten run to five games since they returned from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as they welcome the Cranes of Uganda to the Stpehen Keshi Stadium, Asaba today.
Gambian referee Bakary Gassama has reportedly apologised to the Super Eagles for disallowing two of their goals in Saturday's African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. He flagged offside two clean goals in the game.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is set to revert to the 3-5-2 formation which he last employed in Nigeria's famous 2-0 win against Iceland at the World Cup when South Africa play host against Nigeria at the FNB stadium on Saturday.
Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr has invited 23 Nigerian football stars for the 2019 AFCON qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in November. Captain of the team John Obi Mikel and Ndidi were not included.