The battle for who earns the tag of third choice goalkepper for the Super Eagles has been narrowed to just two young shot stoppers in Dele Alampasu and David Nwokolor.
Ironically the duo who are now plying their trade in Europe were once upon a time up for the number one goalkepping spot at Football Academy Abuja, with Nwokolor edging Alampasu before his exploit at the 2013 U-17 World Youth Championship.
However while Alampasu currently keeps goal for Portuguese third division side Cesarense on loan from CD Feirense, Nwokolor is turning heads in Bosnia where he is on loan to Vitez from Croatian side HNK Rijeka.
Despite the gulf in class in their league status, Alampasu has more international recognition than the highy rated Nwokolor, as he has been severally invited to the senior national team unlike Nwokolor who is yet to be capped at any level.
It appears all of the above is about to change as German coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has concluded plans to call up Nwokolor for the Eagles friendly tie against Senegal and possibly Ghana in March.
His possible call up will see him battle his long time friend Alampasu for the role of third choice goalkepper of the Eagles, with Carl Ikeme already installed as first choice while Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi are both jostling for the second choice spot.