The Super Eagles had a lovely training session on Thursday at the Hive Stadium in London but Nigeria’s Friday workout for Saturday’s friendly against England was disrupted by thunderstorms that hit London and left the Wembley Stadium waterlogged, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com.
It happened on a day the world trooped in high numbers to grab the Eagles freshly released jerseys with just days to the World Cup kick off.
Reports from England confirmed that Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr and some of his backroom staff had laid out cones on the pitch in anticipation of a better weather but the team could not do much before leaving for the hotel.
The Football Association on Thursday named Italian official Marco Guida as referee for Saturday’s prestige friendly between Nigeria and England.
Guida will be assisted by compatriots Riccardo Di Fiore and Alessandro Giallatini (Assistant Referees) and Davide Massa (Fourth Official), as well as Michael Fabbri (Video Assistant Referee) and Giulio Dobosz (Assistant Video Assistant Referee).
The match, which is the penultimate pre-World Cup friendly for both teams before their first matches in Russia, will start at 5.15pm UK time.
The Eagles arrived in London on May 31 following the match played in Port Harcourt on Monday against DR Congo.