CHAN 2016: 'Mosquito', Ifeanyi Matthew shine for Nigeria

CHAN 2016: 'Mosquito', Ifeanyi Matthew shine for Nigeria
Ifeanyi Matthew

by Samm Audu

Saturday Jan 09, 2016. 09:32

Established Nigeria league campaigner Ikechukwu ‘Mosquito’ Ibenegbu and emerging star Ifeanyi Matthew have thus far impressed in the Super Eagles training camp ahead of next weekend’s CHAN in Rwanda.

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Officials disclosed that the other players who have shone in the Eagles training camp in Pretoria, South Africa, are Nigeria U23 midfielder Usman Mohammed and little known Shooting Stars midfielder Ibrahim Salawu.

‘Mosquito’ Ibenegbu scored the Eagles goal against Angola in a warm-up match in Pretoria and his leadership overall contribution in the midfield has won him the admiration of coach Sunday Oliseh.

Versatile Nigeria U20 midfield star Ifeanyi Matthew has already been tipped to go all the way and be capped by the full international team after what he has produced thus far in South Africa.

The El Kanemi Warriors star has a strong mentality, hard working and has established himself in the starting XI for the CHAN as other more established players have struggled for form.

In the meantime, Nigeria will play their final warm-up game against Cote d’Ivoire on Monday.

The Ivorians were forced to a 1-1 draw by Nigeria’s Group C rivals Guinea in another test game on Friday also in South Africa.

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