According to reports, a total of twenty-one Super Eagles players have resumed training ahead of the game against Guinea Bissau. The Super Eagles of Nigeria were forced to train in darkness in the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development explains Why Super Eagles Trained in Darkness
All the invited players, except SSC Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Zaidu Sanusi who were yet to arrive in the camp at that time, trained from 5.30 pm to 7 pm at the stadium’s main bowl. The Super Eagles had intended to train for two hours but had to cut it short as they were no light.
The media aide to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Kola Daniel, came out to explain that the no-light situation was due to the vandalization of the electricity cable feeding the stadium when Nigerian played against Ghana.
According to him, he said: “We got reports that some hoodlums vandalized the cables supply light into the stadium complex on Monday. That is why darkness enveloped the main bowl forcing the Super Eagles to do the last few minutes of their training in the dark.”
Daniel also said: “Hopefully, this will not happen again as the officers responsible for the stadium facilities are working round the clock to restore electricity to the complex. We shall also ensure that the generator powering the main bowl functions all through tomorrow for the AFCON qualifying match and Super Eagles training.”
One of the players said: “It is very sad. I don’t know why the country’s national stadium should be in darkness. What about the generator? I hope it doesn’t happen again. It’s a national embarrassment.”