The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have added United States-based fitness trainer, Okechukwu Akas to the backroom staff for the CHAN bound Super Eagles ahead of their departure to Morocco, can confirm.

Akas, who has been working in Maryland, United States for close to 30 years, was with the Home-Based Super Eagles at the FIFA Goal Project where the team resumed training on Tuesday after the Christmas break, said he was delighted to contribute his part and hopes to help the team achieve success in Morocco.

“Well, after the training session, I can say the guys are a little bit rusty but we will work on that and they will be in top shape before departing Nigeria.

“I feel really good about this opportunity and I am happy to contribute to my country’s football development and I believe we can do a lot with this team,” Okechukwu concluded.