7 August 2012

Nigeria: Sunshine Invitees Impress Keshi

Photo: Vanguard
Nigerian club Sunshine-Stars

Four players invited to the Super Eagles camp from Sunshine Stars have received praises for their outstanding performance against their Algerian counterparts in the CAF Champions League cracker.

The Nigerian team beat ASO Chief 2:0 in Ijebu-Ode on Sunday to occupy the second position in their Group.

The Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi expressed satisfaction with their performance and urged them to keep it up.

The four Sunshine Stars - skipper Godfrey Oboabona, goalkeeper Moses Ocheje, Izu Azuka and newcomer, Kwambe Solomon - all arrived the Eagles camp on Monday evening.

"What I always insist is for national team players to distinguish themselves in their clubsides, so that they can be called worthy national team call ups and you demonstrated that on Sunday. Congratulations to the entire team, Super Eagles players who played the game and specially for goalcorer Azuka, who showed the type of fighting spirit I've always expected from him", Keshi declared.

He went on to dissect areas where some of the players did not do well in the game but added that overall the Nigerian side was the better of the two sides.

Meanwhile, the battle for 23 shirts for those who will make the trip to Niger Republic has been on the high now that all the players invited are in camp, with no one wanting to make mistakes and the coaching crew watching with eagle eyes for lapses and strength of the players.

The team will battle Niger Republic next week Wednesday in Niamey but not all the 26 players will make it to Niamey.

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