Nigeria's Super Eagles held their last training session at the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba on Thursday, March 21, ahead of their AFCON qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles.

All 23 invited stars took part in the intense training session as the players were put through their fitness and aerial duels.

Coach Gernot Rohr has tagged this game as the more important of the two games the Super Eagles are scheduled to play in the international friendly window.

Nigeria play host to Seychelles in a dead rubber AFCON 2019 qualifier on Friday, March 22, before squaring up against 7-time African champions Egypt in an international friendly four days later.

But according to Rohr, it is important to finish the AFCON qualifiers on a high note and also important for Nigeria's striker Odion Ighalo to finish as top scorer of the AFCON qualifiers.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference Rohr said:

 "Of our two games this period, the game against Seychelles is more important.

"We need to finish this qualifier strong and also it will be nice to see Odion Ighalo finish as the top scorer in the competition.

"He is currently on 6 goals alongside a player from Burundi but we would love to see him score against Seychelles and move up to the top. This will help boost his confidence."

Super Eagles booked their place for AFCON 2019 after a 1-1 draw against South Africa away from home last year. Now, they have to play for pride when they welcome the Pirates of Seychelles.

In the build up to the game, we came up with a list of players who are likely to influence the flow of the game, and Arsenal midfield player, Alex Iwobi, was one of the players tipped to shine.

The 22-year-old has been impressive for his Premier League side this season under new boss Unai Emery.

Iwobi has scored four goals and bagged four assists for the Gunners in as many games across different competition, and will be expected to replicate his form in England for his national team this weekend.

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