Know Your Super Eagles in GOAL

Name: Ikechukwu Vincent Ezenwa

Place of Birth: Yenegoa(Bayelsa State), Nigeria

Age: 29

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Current Club: Enyimba (Nigeria)

Height: 1.86m (6 ft 1 in)

Jersey Number: 1

Appearances: 4

Ikechukwu Ezenwa has risen through the youth ranks over the years and he is not strange to Championship football.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper played for the Nigerian U-20 in 2007,won the Men football Olympic silver in Beijing 2008 as reserve goalkeeper,captained Super Eagles team C to a WAFU Cup second position in Ghana 2017 and relatively led same team to a runner-up slot in the Championship for African Nations held in Morocco early 2018.

In addition,Ezenwa won the 2016 Federation Cup with FC Ifeanyi Ubah and he was in goal for four qualifying matches keeping two clean sheets in the process.

Strength: A great entertainer and a joy to watch especially when the team is in the lead.

The former Ocean Boys,Heartland,Sharks,Sunshine stars and FC Ifeanyi Ubah goalie also knows how to rundown the clock.

Weakness: Very weak aerially and not always in territorial command in setplays.
Name: Daniel Akpeyi

Place of Birth: Nnewi (Anambra State), Nigeria

Age: 32

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Current Club: Chippa United (South Africa)

Height: 1.87m (6 ft 2 in)

Jersey Number: 16

Appearances: 6

Akpeyi was a member of the Nigeria Under 20 National team that won silver at the 2005 World Youth Championship in Netherlands, was part of the 22-man preliminary squad for the 2008 Olympics but was dropped.

Same thing repeated itself in 2013 when he didnt make the team that conquered Africa to win Afcon but he was second choice to Chigozie Agbim in the 2014 Bronze winning CHAN Eagles.

The Ex-Warri Wolves custodian was also part of the Super Eagles 30-man provisional squad for Brazil 2014 and was a reserve goalkeeper at the 2016 Summer Olympics where the 'Dream team‘ won bronze.

Strength: On full senior debut in 2015, Akpeyi earn a move to the Premier Soccer League after putting up a man of the match performance against Bafana Bafana in a friendly match and highlighted it by saving a penalty.

The oldest squad member in the young Super Eagles is a good communicator with wealth of experience.

Weakness: Very nervous when it matters most.

Name : Francis Odinaka Uzoho

Place of Birth: Nwangele (Imo State), Nigeria

Age: 19

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Current Club: Deportivo La Coruna (Spain)

Height: 1.96m (6 ft 5 in)

Jersey Number: 23

Appearances: 6

Francis is one of the youngest member of the team and the one to succeed goalkeeping Legend Vincent Enyeama despite only making his debut after the qualifiers.

The teenager has earned the trust of manager Gernot Rohr.

Uzoho was the third goalkeeper when Golden Eaglets conquered the world in 2013 to win the FIFA U-17 world cup.

Strength: Aerial presence, Sharp reflexes ,Bravery in one on one, Big frame.

Weakness: Inexperience, Poor Communicator, Slow to stop low shots.

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NPFL LEAGUE TABLE

POS.
CLUB
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
1
Plateau Utd
25
14
7
4
36
15
21
49
2
Rivers Utd
25
13
6
6
28
15
13
45
3
Lobi Stars
25
12
7
6
26
19
7
43
4
Rangers Intl
24
10
7
7
25
20
5
37
5
Enyimba
20
11
3
6
30
20
10
36
6
Akwa United
25
8
11
6
23
22
1
35
7
Kano Pillars
24
8
10
6
27
18
9
34
8
Dakkada FC
26
8
10
8
26
26
0
34
9
Sunshine Stars
25
9
7
9
27
29
-2
34
10
Katsina Utd
24
9
7
8
18
25
-7
37
11
Warri Wolves
24
9
6
9
25
23
2
33
12
FC Ifeanyi Ubah
25
10
3
12
25
28
-3
22
13
Heartland
25
9
5
11
21
21
0
32
14
MFM FC
25
8
7
10
19
19
0
31
15
Wikki Tourists
25
8
7
10
23
24
-1
31
16
Abia Warriors
25
8
6
11
23
28
-5
30
17
Nasarawa Utd
25
8
5
12
27
27
0
29
18
Jigawa GS
25
9
2
14
25
35
-10
29
19
Kwara Utd
25
8
4
13
23
33
-10
28
20
Adamawa Utd
25
6
2
17
17
47
-30
20