Top Performers In Eagles Training – Iwobi Shows Class, Etebo Shines, Alampasu Impresses


The training of the Super Eagles of Nigeria which saw them involve in a 9-a side game hard a lot to give coach Gernot Rohr hope ahead of their friendly game against Togo on the 1st of June.


In training, the return of Alex Iwobi after Arsenal’s FA Cup duty sparked a team consisting of Oghenekaro Etebo, Olarewaju Kayode and Mikel Agu to victory in the 9-a side game witnessed by Michael James.

Iwobi pulled the strings from the middle for his team who were lethal going forward and gave Chidozie Awaziem and William Troost-Ekong a lot to worry about with Etebo tireless running also a factor in their win.

However it was clear to see the gulf in class between Iwobi and the players he was up against in midfield as he sprayed passes and connected with his forward players at ease.

Etebo benefitted the most from his near perfect ball distribution with the forward getting among the goal for his side, who were also helped by the performance of Dele Alampasu in goal.

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Alampasu made strings of good saves particularly a one hand save to deny Ibrahim Alhassan and another save from close range just when Stephen Odey thought he has scored for his team.

Mikel Agu also did very well in the session, as his link up play with Iwobi and Uche Agbo deny the likes of Sikiru Olatubosun, Odey and Shehu Abdullahi the chance to fully assert themselves in proceedings.
Michael James