The Super Eagles team in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, for the International Stadium Inauguration tonight, have been showing signs of an exciting encounter at training ahead of the match against the Black Meteors of Ghana, with several dignitaries already listed for the match.
At yesterday’s evening training that lasted almost three hours, the players were grilled on quick counter attack, fast breaks, robust defending and the need to avoid unnecessary infringements on the opponents.
Assistant coach, Dan Amokachi, was the one dishing out the instructions, with the assistance of coach Hyandonou Valere and Ike Shorunmu.
The training which was held at the practice pitch of the International Stadium in Uyo, was to later throw up some of the stars that will be seen during the game. Apart from established professionals like Chigozie Agbim, Azubuike Egwueke, Christian Osagunna Ighodalo and Gbolahan Salami, there was an excitement in the play of Enyimba of Aba midfielder, Kingsley Isokari and Nigeria league hot shot Mfom Udoh.
At the sessions and those before them, the duo simply stood out and baring last minutes juggling are expected to start the game or come into the match at some point. The coaching crew kept sealed lips about their start list but acknowledged that some new discoveries have been made that will be catapulted even to the main team. “But I will have to discuss that with the Head Coach,” declared Amokachi yesterday.