The much talked about defence partnership of Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong was once again on display in the Super Eagles training watched by Owngoalnigeria.com Maxwell Pius.
Balogun and Ekong were paired together by coach Gernot Rohr while the other team for the training game had Chidozie Awaziem and Uche Agbo as their central defence pair.
As a pair they dovetailed nicely to frustrate the efforts of the strikers they were up against , with their performance playing a big role in the session that ended goalless.
However goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was also very impressive between the sticks for his team, with saves to prove why he was so voted the best goalkeeper at the recently concluded WAFU Cup, where he kept six clean sheets.
Ezenwa’s performance will no doubt increase the intensity of the battle for the first choice spot of the team as Daniel Akpeyi who is returning back to the team was by far the star of yesterday’s training session.