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Alampasu Turning Heads With Save After Save In Training, Thwarts Man City Iheanacho

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Nigeria youth international Dele Alampasu has emerged as the fans favourite in Abuja, where the Super Eagles are presently training ahead of their World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Algeria in Uyo.

Alampasu one of the three goalkeppers jostling to replace injured first choice goalkepper Carl Ikeme has been impressing the coaching crew with his reflexes and confidence between the sticks.

He thrice picked out crosses with ease and barked out instructions to his defenders like a seasoned professional regardless of the fact that he is the youngest goalkepper in the team.

The highlight of his performance was a strong save from Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho who thought his effort was creeping in, until his former U-17 teammate pulled out a stupendous one hand save to keep him out.

He appears to be the fittest among the goalkeppers in camp, although the experience of Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa could give them an edge in the battle to be named between the sticks for Nigeria against Algeria.