Owngoalnigeria.com covered the second day of training of the Super Eagles which took place at the training pitch of the National Stadium Abuja, ahead of their clash with Algeria on Saturday.
As it is our usual tradition, we bring to you the five players who were very impressive during the session, under the watchful eyes of coach Gernot Rohr.
The Main O5 defender returned back to training with the fitness of an Ox, he was very commanding in the defence, tackled with ease and was very domineering in the air. He came close to scoring with a well hit drive which brought out a strong save from Daniel Akpeyi. His performance will no doubt put to rest any fear regarding his fitness and readiness for Saturday’s clash.
The Chelsea wingback was simply un-playable to the defender who were up against him, extremely confident with the ball at his feet, full of movement without the ball with an energy level which shouldn’t be a surprise judging by his role as a wing back at Chelsea. His mazy runs from either flanks will no doubt be a cause of concern for the Algerians if he gets to play.
Another training session, another goal and another performance to be proud off. He was very very good in front of goal. Not scared of shooting and once again his link up play with Brown Ideye and Alex Iwobi was top notch. Sure to be a mainstay in this team if he maintains his current progress.
Strong, combative and creative. His forward range of passes were a beauty to behold. His aerial abilities was also a point he stressed and excelled in during the session. Ogu although didn’t get into goal scoring position that much. He lookes every inch a player playing with a grudge or rather a point to prove judging by his work rate and contributions during the session.
For the second day running the CD Feirense loanee proved his invitation is no fluke at all. He was impressive, brave, commanding and full of confident. The 2013 U-17 best goalkepper was very good at claiming crosses into the box, and his constant barking of instructions to his defenders kept his backline organised. The highlight of his performance was a smart stop from Iheanacho.