Godwin Obaje Excel With His Head Ahead Of Ideye During Super Eagles Set Piece Drills


Head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr had an hour of technical training session with the Eagles during their last training in Nigeria, before their departure for Ndola, Zambia.

Owngoalnigeria.com correspondent who watched the session among other things, that can’t be revealed due to technical reasons reports, that during the set piece drills Rohr was by far impressed by the aerial abilities of Godwin Obaje ahead of other players.

Obaje connected with almost all his headers, not so surprising as he scored four headed goals in the recently concluded Nigeria Premier League season where he finished as top scorer with 18 goals.

Defender William Troost Ekong was also solid in the air, connecting powerfully with most of the deliveries aimed at him, whilr Brown Ideye missed the most headers during the session.

Captain John Obi Mikel was average with his head during the drill, defender Elderson Echiejile displayed unbelievable leap and strength in headers putting the goalkeppers under pressure with almost all his headers.


The highly rated duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho didn’t do too well with their headers, no thanks to their inferior height against some tall defenders in the team.