Eagles Round-Up – Ogu Fittest Eagle In Camp, Iwobi’s Class Clear To See, Iheanacho PK Expert


The open training session of the Super Eagles has revealed a lot about the abilities of some players in the team who are gearing up for Saturday AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie against South Africa.


Owngoalnigeria.com has been ever present at their session, with Osas Mahawi stationed to bring updates on the various drills by coach Gernot Rohr to keep the players in shape for the game.

According to Mahawi Hapoel Be’er Sheva John Ogu is about the fittest player in the camp of the team, as his intensity stays same from the start to the end of session, and he maintains his level even during practice matches. A sign of how active he has been with his team during the recently concluded season.

However the class of Alex Iwobi has never been in doubt, but this time around it’s more evident than ever with ever training session. The Arsenal man appears very fresh, quick and decisive when on the ball, and not scared of pulling tricks as exemplied with his chip goal despite the instructions to shoot.


Another player who has also showed another side of his game not usually mentioned when people talk about his qualities is Kelechi Iheanacho . The Manchester City forward is by far the number one penalty taker in the team.

The nonchalant way he puts the ball away tells a lot about his confidence when it comes to goal scoring via the spot. A trait that has never been so noticeable until recently, but it appears to be one of his strength.

Osas Mahawi