Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that his team trained with the aid of the moon in the absence of floodlights at the stadium in Benin.
The Fédération Béninoise de Football chose an inhumane antic to disrupt the camp of the eagles ahead of today’s game by not putting the floodlights on.
As it is customary that the away team must have a feel of the pitch they’d be playing on a day before game day, Super Eagles went to have a feel of the Stade Charles de Gaulle but were not allowed to train with lights on at the stadium hence they were left in darkness.
“It was a very special journey, it was nice but it was not easy, we had some little problems but we arrived well and even if it was late we could do a training session,” Rohr said after Friday evening’s workout.
“There was no light but we handled it, we have the full moon so there was little light.
“Tomorrow I feel good harmony in my team. Even if there are some problems we are all the time having a positive mind.
“It’s a big challenge to win here tomorrow because they didn’t lose a match since eight years, so we want to do that.
“We know that a draw we have the ticket for the AFCON. This is our first target and then later we speak about the second match.”
The German tactician also added that all players called to camp are fit and good to go for the game.
“Everybody is fit, no injuries and I hope we can do what we want to do.”
The three time African champions will book their spot at the finals with a point but if they falter tonight, they’d have to wait for the final game on Tuesday.