No distraction in Eagles camp – Alaiya

Contrary to fears that the national team is being distracted by the planned strike by labour unions over the removal of oil subsidy, spokesman of the Eagles, Ben Alaiya said yesterday that players and officials were in good mood at Thursday morning training, led by Head Coach, Stephen Keshi.

Addressing the players moments before serious training started big boss Keshi, said he was sure that the two friendly games scheduled will be played as the NFF was working out the modalities for the test friendlies.

He thereafter took the players on shooting, dribbling skills, headings and under pressure reaction by national team players.

All the players in camp seemed to have gained equal level of confidence making it difficult for the coaching crew to decide on those that will feature in the games against Angola and Liberia . However, from Azubuike Egwueke, who captained the team against Lobi Stars to Papa Idris and the four alert goalkeepers it has been great expectation on what Angola and Liberia will offer.

Keshi himself has repeatedly told the players to go ahead and prove that they have the capacity to play big games and help him reduce the number of foreign based players that will be invited, otherwise there will be no sentiments.

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No distraction in Eagles camp – Alaiya