Players and officials of the Super Eagles of Nigeria returned to training less than 24 hours after their abysmal 2-0 loss to Madagascar as they aim to put behind the loss and move ahead in the competition, reports.


Clearly, in a sober mood, the players who skipped dinner on Sunday night returned to training 9 am local time as they were all looking quiet during the drills.


In what was supposed to be a loosening session, the players, however, showed plenty of determination and focus as they prepared hard for the knockout phase of the competition.


Similarly, left back Jamilu Collins continued his steady recovery from injury as the Paderborn of Germany defender was spotted training on his own to prove his fitness ahead of Saturday’s clash.


Head Coach Gernot Rohr was initially hopeful that the defender would return before the game against Madagascar but it now appears Collins could now make his debut in the Round of 16 in Alexandria on Saturday.