.As Eagles Get Set For Sharks Battle –
Golden Eaglets goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu, is a year older on Xmas eve and the teenage international, who was voted the best keeper at the last U-17 World Cup, which Nigeria won, has been grinning from ear to ear at his output so far in the Super Eagles camp.
Alampasu, who turns 17, on Tuesday, 24 December, said he has learnt a lot from his experience with top and senior keepers such as Chigozie Agbim and Dan Akpeyi, whom he noted have added the needed fillip to his game as he seeks ascendancy into the senior cadre.
Meanwhile, there is a slight change in the Super Eagles programme as preparations continued for the African Nations Championship, CHAN, slated for South Africa next year.
The practice game scheduled to be played against Nigerian league champions, Kano Pillars on Friday 27 December, has been rescheduled for Monday, 30 December.
Team Coordinator, Emmanuel Attah, said the change was necessary because the national team will play another tune up match against a selected side, consisting of players from Nigeria Premier League Clubs; Sharks FC, Dolphin FC and other top players at the Garden City, Port Harcourt on Saturday.
Media Officer of the team, Ben Alaiya said all the new players invited to the national team last weekend, have all reported and battling for shirts in camp.
A total of 33 players are in camp battling for the final 23-man squad that Nigeria will present at the CHAN tourney.
“The technical crew is expected to prune down the list of players in the Eagles’ camp this weekend as the SA 2014 CHAN tourney draws nearer”, Alaiya said.