Joel Obi, Balogun Ready For DR Congo Clash


New signing at Brighton Hove Albion of England, Leon Aderemi Balogun and Torino of Italy midfielder, Joel Chukwuma Obi have both declared themselves ready to tango DR Congo on Monday, after recovering fully from recent injuries.

Though some Nigerian soccer fans had been apprehensive of the fitness levels of both players, who were both missing in action for their clubs’ last matches of the season in the Serie A and German Bundesliga respectively, they have started out well in full training with the Super Eagles.

However, up till Thursday in the Eagles’ camp, there were no more question marks surrounding the fitness of Obi and Balogun, as both players participated in full training and looked sharp.

On the other hand, Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi jogged with the other players at the start ofThursday morning’s training session at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

Ndidi was with the team for about ten minutes before he went on special training, as he did some stretching exercises and ran on the sidelines but did not take part in the eleven-a-side practice game. 

CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa and Bursaspor defender Abdullahi Shehu who reported for international duty on Wednesday have not been named in the starting line-up for the practice game.

Whilst Dele Ajiboye and Daniel Akpeyi were training with the goalkeeper coaches, Francis Uzoho and Ikechukwu Ezenwa were in goal for the practice match.


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