Friday Feb 12, 2016. 14:04
Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has said midfielder Ifeanyi Matthew has played his way into the main Super Eagles after he picked him as his best player at the recent CHAN in Rwanda.
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Oliseh has said at least seven players from CHAN 2016 led by Matthew have proved they are good enough for the full international team.
“From CHAN, it is no secret that Ifeanyi Mathew was our best and most consistent player there. Personally, he is one of the players I am looking at for the Super Eagles,” disclosed Oliseh.
“I just hope he does not lose form or suffer any injury.
“We had at least seven very good players from CHAN who can stand up to the high level because I put them through high tempo play.”
The 19-year-old Matthew, playing as the second defensive midfielder, was an ever-present as Nigeria crashed out in the group stage of the CHAN.
The versatile player has already represented Nigeria at U17and U20 levels.
The Eagles coach further disclosed his plans for next month’s crucial AFCON qualifiers against Egypt.
He said: “I plan to invite two players for each wing and they will fight it out in training. The player who is more ready will play.
“I will not see home-based or foreign-based player when they hit camp.”