Augustine Eguavoen and his coaching team conducted a training session for the Super Eagles team on Tuesday, taking their preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to a new level.
Following the training session supervised by Eguavoen, which took place at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja, it is reported that the team would depart for Cameroon for the biannual competition, which is scheduled to begin in a few days.
Nigeria will play their first match on the 11th of January against the Pharaohs of Egypt.
There are just four players still being expected in camp including Al Shabab forward Odion Jude Ighalo, whose club is still adamant on stopping him from competing in the tournament.
During the course of yesterday’s evening session, there were a number of players who performed quite well.
In this article, though, I’d like to highlight just five players that stood out during the two-hour drill sessions.
1. Sadiq Umar
Sadiq Umar of UD Almera finished on top of the scoring charts with three goals in the first thirty minutes of the sessions, despite a poor start to the session.
2. Kelechi Iheanacho
Iheanacho is another player who was able to demonstrate his worthiness for inclusion during the two-hour training session that was conducted under the supervision of Eguavoen and his coaching team. The Leicester City star scored two goals during the session.
3. Henry Onyekuru
In addition to his fantastic maneuvers, Onyekuru also had a chance to see the back of the net during the training session.
4. Kelechi Nwakali
The Huesca playmaker was impressive with his passes and deliveries. He often picked pockets and dribbled with ease.
5. Olisa Ndah
Orlando Pirates central defender wasn’t afraid to put his body on the line in the session. He reminded fans of the Kenneth Omeruo who burst into the scene at the 2013 Tournament.