CHAN 2014: Taraba Keeper, Pius Gets Call-up, Eagles play Pillars in Warm-up

chan2014As the Super Eagles technical crew continue to juggle with players in camp ahead of the CHAN 2014 African Nations Tourney in South Africa, newly recruited Taraba United goalkeeper, Ibrahim Pius has earned himself a call up to battle for a short alongside the three goalkeepers still in camp.

Skipper, Chigozie Agbim, Daniel Akpeyi of Heartland and Golden Eaglets’ Dele Alampasu are the three keepers currently fighting for shirts ahead of the CHAN tourney. Pius, was recently signed from Rangers International of Enugu by Taraba United ahead of the new football season.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles will this Friday tackle reigning Nigerian league champions, Kano Pillars of Kano in one of its last practice match before the CHAN tourney. The match has been scheduled for the mainbowl of the Abuja National Stadium on Friday morning. The Pillars’ game is expected to be the toughest for the national team which have so far played three practice games.

In the first game the Eagles defeated newly promoted NNL side, Prisons FC of Abuja 4-1, won 2-0 against Niger Tornadoes of Minna in the second and at the weekend, Plateau United were beaten 2-0. Assistant Coach, Dan ‘The Bull’ Amokachi, said the continued invitation of players and playing of practice matches will enable the coaches come up with a team that will do Nigeria proud at the CHAN tourney.

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