Officials of Eko Hotels threatened to eject the Super Eagles out of the hotel in Lagos yesterday, according to the ENigeria Newspaper sources.
A management employee of the hospitality outfit was seen cursing and exchanging words with the Super Eagles technical crew while the players continued to exercise in a video obtained by ENigeria Newspaper.
The argument, according to ENigeria Newspaper sources has to do with timing. According to those who spoke with us, the Super Eagles stayed longer than the agreed-upon training period.
Eko Hotels administrators, who were furious, threatened to kick the Eagles out of the facility so that other hotel guests could use it.
It was a slight misunderstanding between an assistant manager of the top hospitality outfit and his members of staff on the usage of the gym facilities, ”Babafemi Raji, the Super Eagles’ Media Officer, who was present for the gym session, stated in response to the report.
In addition, some team officials were forced to intervene since the manager’s actions disrupted the squad’s training.
“We were only going to train within the premises, with the gym session coming first, followed by the outdoor volley session.
However, just as we were finishing the gym session, one of the managers came in to inspect, and as the team was doing mild stretches in a corner of the gym, he yelled at his employees, causing a disruption to the team’s activity.
While the back and forth between the manager, his staff, and some Super Eagles officials went on, the gym session went on and lasted 45 minutes, 15 minutes longer than the previously scheduled 30 minutes. “Coach Gernot Rohr called the entire team together to give instructions on the next session, which was the volley outdoor session,” Raji explained.
ENigeria Newspaper learnt that fifteen players took part in the workout on Monday evening as the camp prepares for the game against Liberia on September 3, 2021.
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