By MUHYIDEEN JIMOH
The Super Eagles have intensified tactical training ahead of their clash with Sudan at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team who had a closed-door training on Thursday night in Garoua focused more on fine-tuning their tactics ahead of the Saturday match.
A correspondent of NAN in Garoua reports that the training, which started around 5 p.m. at the training pitch of the Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua, was open to the media to just take pictures for 15 minutes.
NAN reports that the intensive session ended with a two dimensional game, which ended with team green jersey pipping team red bib 2-1.
Team green jersey had: Maduka Okoye, Tyrone Ebuehi, Jamilu Collins, Semi Ajayi, Olisa Ndah, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Chidera Ejuke, Peter Olayinka, Umar Sadiq, Henry Onyekuru and Ahmed Musa.
Team red had: Francis Uzoho, Ola Aina, Zaidu Sanusi, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Kelechi Nwakali, Taiwo Awoniyi, Mosses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheanacho
Olympiacos forward Henry Onyekuru scored the first goal for team green in six minutes with a delicious finish that left goalkeeper Francis Uzoho napping.
The team increased the tally through lanky Sadiq Umar who showed predatory instinct to drive home Onyekuru’s assist.
Kelechi Nwakali reduced the tally for team red bib with a beautiful screamer that Maduka Okoye found too hot to handle.
The Super Eagles who currently top Group D with three points take on second placed Sudan (one point) on Saturday at the Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua.
The Eagles on Tuesday defeated seven-time champions Egypt 2-1 while Sudan played a barren draw with Guinea-Bissau. (NAN)