Super Eagles Media Office debunks claims that the Team was thrown out of Hotel Gym (video)
The Super Eagles of Nigeria were not thrown out of the gym at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos where they are lodged, contrary to rumours.
According to Babafemi Raji, the Super Eagles’ Media Officer, who was present at the gym session, there was a slight misunderstanding about the use of the gym facilities between an assistant manager at the hotel and his members of staff.
In addition, some team officials were forced to intervene since the manager’s actions disrupted the squad’s training.
“We were scheduled to train just within the hotel with the gym session coming first then the outdoor volley session next.
However, just as we wrapped up the gym session, one of the hotel managers came in to inspect and while the team trained at a section of the gym just doing light stretches, he yelled at his members of staff and that caused a distraction to the team’s session which, although light, required concentration.
While the back and forth between the manager of the hotel, his staff and some officials of the Super Eagles was on, the gym session continued and lasted 45 minutes, which was 15 minutes more than the earlier scheduled 30 minutes, coach of the team, Gernot Rohr called the entire team together to give instructions on the next session which was the volley outdoor session”, Raji narrated.
On Monday evening, fifteen players participated in a training session as camp continues to heat up ahead of the game against Liberia on September 3, 2021.
See video of the Gym incident below;