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Shorunmu explains Ejide, Agbim’s exclusion from Eagles’ list

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Super Eagles Goalkeepers’ Trainer, Ike Shorunmu. Image source supersport

Super Eagles Goalkeepers’ Trainer, Ike Shorunmu. Image source supersport

Super Eagles Goalkeepers’ Trainer, Ike Shorunmu, has explained that the national team coaches excluded Austin Ejide and Chigozie Agbim from the squad invited for the two international friendlies taking place in Uyo on March 26 and South Africa four day after because the duo have not been active in their clubs.

Ejide has been a regular in the national team since 2014, while Agbim became a sure bet in the squad when Stephen Keshi took over the Super Eagles in 2012. They were both at the Brazil 2014 World Cup and also featured in Nigeria’s ill-fated quest to qualify for the 2015 African Nations Cup.

According to Shorunmu, the friendly games would give the coaches the chance to test fresh players and see if any could fit into the new Super Eagles, adding, however, that some of the players not invited for the current games would have other opportunities to show what they can do.

Shorunmu also talked on the Flying Eagles’ performance at the on-going African Youth Championship (AYC), saying the team has shown that the future of Nigerian football is bright.

He, however, advised the Manu Garba-led Flying Eagles’ technical crew to focus on winning the AYC and forging ahead to come out victorious in the World championship slated for New Zealand later this year, adding that commitment and hard work should be their watchword as they prepare for the final.

“ The Flying Eagles made Nigerians proud by beating Ghana 2-0 to book the ticket for the AYC final.



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