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Ahead of the World Cup, Nigeria hires a second fitness coach


Nigeria will be looking to strengthen their team with more hands (or feet) on deck, ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup, especially following the results of the World Cup Draw.

In a group where our opponents are Croatia, Iceland and Messi, sorry, Argentina, we will have a lot of work to do. 

While on paper one can conclude that Argentina and Nigeria will end up top two, no one is counting Iceland out, especially after the last Euros; and although the last friendly between Nigeria and Argentina ended with a surprise win for the Eagles, the stakes will be much higher in Russia.

Gernot Rohr is therefore looking to use all the help he can get. He recently disclosed that his scouts are working hard to ensure only the best make his provisional 30-man team. 

He is also hiring Bernard Gines, who worked with him at OGC Nice between 2002 and 2005, as a second fitness coach for the Super Eagles. This is in addition to the physical trainer, Goal-Keeper trainer and a Video Analyst already hired.

 It is not just ‘man’power he is leaning on though as the Eagles are set to train with ‘FieldWiz’.

FieldWiz is an application that accurately measures the physical contribution of a player in training or a match using parameters like miles covered, reaction and speed.

Who do you think will come up tops in this group? 

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