Coach Sunday Oliseh, took the players on a jogging around the pitch in a bid to shake off the fatigue from Friday night’s encounter. This recovery session was held on Saturday evening in Port Harcourt after arriving the city from Swaziland, where they took on the Sihlangu Semnikati in a World cup qualifier.

Since 1993, the Super Eagles have always qualified for the final round of qualifiers in the African zone, but were narrowly beaten to the ticket for the 2006 edition of the World Cup by Angola, who had a better head to head record.