Wolverhampton Wanderers of England shot stopper Carl Ikeme distinguished himself during the Super Eagles shooting practice against goalkeppers.
Expected to start in goal for Nigeria against Zambia in Ndola. Ikeme dwarfed his competitors Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Emmanuel Daniel during the shooting drills making more saves than any of the aforementioned duo.
Ikeme stopped around 65% of shots directed at him, displaying reflexes and good body stretch which could come handy against Zambia in Ndola, when the Eagles begin their quest to be at World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa wasn’t far off but still lacks a bit behind Emmanuel Daniel, who was very impressive. The Rio 2016 shot stopper came second during the drills among the goalkepper stopping around 45% of shots directed at him.
However judging by the team session, Daniel will most likely not make the match day squad as coach Gernot Rohr will most likely stick to the duo of Ezenwa and Ikeme.