Fledgling Golden Eaglets keeper, Dele Alampasu, is a year older on Xmas eve and the teenage international who was voted the best keeper at the last U17 World Cup, which Nigeria won, has been grinning from ear to ear at his output so far in the Super Eagles camp.
Alampasu, who turns 17, today said he has learnt a lot from his experience with top and senior keepers like Chigozie Agbim and Dan Akpeyi, whom he noted have added the much needed fillip to his game as he seeks ascendancy into the senior cadre.
There is also a slight change in the Super Eagles programme as preparations heighten for the CHAN African Nations Tourney in South Africa, next year.
The practice game scheduled to be played against Nigerian league champions, Kano Pillars, have now been rescheduled for Monday, December 30th.
The games was earlier scheduled for Friday, December 27th.
Team Coordinator, Emmanuel Attah, said the change was necessitated by the game the national team will play on Saturday in the Garden City of Port Harcourt, against a selected side, consisting of players from top sides, Sharks FC, Dolphin FC and other top players within the Garden City Metropolis. Details of the game will be unveiled later.
Already, all players invited to the national team last weekend, have all reported to camp and have been showing signs of the battle for shirts in camp.
At the last count about 33 players were in camp battling for 23 shirts for the CHAN tourney.
The technical crew is expected to again prune down the list of players by the weekend as momentum heightens for SA 2014 CHAN tourney.