Contrary to speculations that the fitness of inactive Istanbul Basaksehir defender is a concern for the coaches of the Super Eagles ahead of the game against Zambia on Sunday in Ndola. Owngoalnigeria.com can confirm he was one of the star performers in the friendly win over Plateau United.
As a matter of fact, he was the only player to play over an hour in the encounter and for the time he spent on the pitch, he dominated the right role of the Super Eagles both in defence and attack.
He kept Plateau United pacy winger Sunday Ngbede at bay for the time he was on the pitch, he was also very quick in turning defence into attack for the Eagles.
In the second half although he struggled to deal with the direct approach play and physical nature of Godwin Obaje in the second half. He still deserve a mention among one of the players who were ontop for the Eagles in the tie.
The former captain of the Nigeria U-17 and 20 put in more crosses than any other player for both side, a sign of his contribution in the final third for the game.
He was replaced with about 15 minutes to go in the tie by Wilfred Ndidi despite the fact that the Eagles played two different teams in the game.