Owngoalnigeria.com was at the two training sessions of the Super Eagles held in Abuja and Kaduna respectively and we bring to you the top performers from the session.
1. JOHN OBI MIKEL
Appears to be the fittest player in the Super Eagles team at the moment thanks to the games he is getting at Chelsea.
His mobility has been encouraging and his willingness to win possession after losing it is something we noticed during the two sessions in addition to his quick thinking and ability to hit long passes.
More importantly during the shooting exercise and in training drills his shots were more accurately than most of his teammates.
2. CARL IKEME
Tall and appears uninterested at times but by far the best goalkeeper in camp at the moment, in the two sessions his shot stopping abilities were vivid and above all his command of his penalty area when coming out for crosses was also noticed by our reporter.
In the practice game between themselves yesterday he showed his cat like reflex with a double save off shots from Odion Ighalo and Mikel Obi.
3. AMINU UMAR
A tireless runner for the Super Eagles in training and his work rate was so vivid going by how he covers almost every blade of the pitch during sessions.
The Osmanlispor forward is looking like a surebet to gatecrash the starting line up for the game against Egypt.
4. MOSES SIMON
Wasn’t at his best during the first session in Abuja but back at the city he grew up which is Kaduna he was his usual self.
Tormented Etim Matthew by going past the Enugu Rangers full back with ease and during tactical drills between midfielders,wingers and strikers his deliveries from the left were top notch.
5. EFE AMBROSE
He has taken the training by storm despite not been a regular for Celtic of Scotland in the last two months his fitness level is awesome.
So far he has been calm and commanding in his defending and one area we noticed he has improved on is his passes from the back as during the practice match he twice hit passes from range that went to their target.
His form in training should gladden the hearts of Super Eagles fans owing to the injury crisis rocking the team in defence with Leon Balogun and Kenneth Omeruo set to miss out.