Flying Eagles In Focus – Goalkeepers Crisis, Lack Of Central Defenders & MFM Striker Jesse Akila


The Flying Eagles of Nigeria who are presently fine tuning preparations for their upcoming engagement later in the year have some issues which have noticed from their training sessions.


Coached by Enyimba FC of Aba head coach Paul Aigbogun, the team currently have some challenges which the Technical Crew are battling to resolve before the commencement of competitive games, particularly the qualifiers for the Africa Youth Championship.

As said in one of our reports, the team are not secured in the area of goalkeeping as none of the four shot stoppers in camp have given the coaches what they needed in goal. No thanks to the fact that MFM FC shot stopper Ospino Egbe dropped out due to discrepancies in his documentation.

Also dearth of quality young central defenders in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has also affected the crew, with only two central defenders initially listed before two more were called up. Despite the increase in numbers, the coaches are not convinced by what they have in camp now.

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MFM FC of Lagos forward Jesse Akila appears to be the best the team have in attack now, a factor which has contributed to the low amount of goals scored during their sessions. A chat with one of the coaches revealed they have asked scouts to identify players who could help expand their options in attack.

Ade Emmanuel