Goalkeepers Crisis – Bnei Sakhnin Ex Nigeria U17 Goalkeeper Akpan Udoh Gets Flying Eagles Invitation


The goalkeeper of the title winning Nigeria U17 team of 2015 Akpan Udoh has been invited to the present Nigeria U20 team under the guidance of coach Paul Aigbogun.


Udoh is presently keeping goal for the youth team of Israeli side Bnei Sakhnin, and in the over 16 games he has kept this season, he was posted shut out in nine games with three man of the match awards to his name as well.

As reported by this portal, the issue of a good goalkeeper is one of the problems the U20 team are currently facing, and the coaches are hoping Udoh will be an upgrade on the goalkeepers they have in camp.

A club source revealed to Owngoalnigeria.com, that he was invited last month but visa issues stopped him from honouring the call, which would have seen him take part in the two friendly games they played against Egypt.

He is however expected to join the Flying Eagles in camp when the league ends in Israel. Udoh is not new to the demands of playing for the U20s as he kept goal for the Emmanuel Amuneke lead team of 2016 that failed to qualify for the African Youth Championship.

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Popular Israeli scout David Ouziel manages the affair of the shot stopper, whom many believe has the ability to become the Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper in a not too distant future.

Daniel Martins