Alloy: Super Eagles Will Cope Without  Ikeme

Alloy: Super Eagles Will Cope Without  Ikeme

By Adeboye Amosu:

Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu, insists the side will cope  with the absence of first choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, in Tuesday'scrucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

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The Wolverhampton Wanderers goalie is ruled out of the game billed for the Borg El- Arab Stadium in Alexandria due to ill- health.
Agu, a member of the Super Eagles squad that won the AFCON title  in Tunisia in 1994, informed Completesportsnigeria.com that the duo of South Africa-based shot-stopper Daniel AKpeyi and Sunshine Stars' Ikechukwu  Ezenwa are good enough to take the place of Ikeme in the game.

"We are disappointed that Ikeme will not be part of the game in Alexandria," Agu told Completesportsnigeria.com.

"He is a top class goalkeeper and a very reliable one too.

"But in Daniel and Ezenwa we  have two quality goalkeepers who are good enough to step in against Egypt.

"We believe in them and there is no need to panic."

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  • Israel Akinlawon 7 years ago

    Any of the two goalkeepers chosen should be told to coordinate the defence very well.  What happened on Friday should not repeat itself again.

  • We just hope that these two goalkeepers are near good as Ikeme. We have become comfortable with Ikeme after the Enyeama era. The Egypt-Nig match is the most high profile match of recent times. It is a do or die match, not as in death(nobody should die because of match) but as in all effort should on deck to make it a success. Of course the Egyptians want it too, we are concerned about Nigeria for now. That is the fun. So let tomorrow come and lets get it done and over. This match is capturing too much of our attention.