Obafemi Martins looked deadly from the penalty spot during Monday’s final work out as the Super Eagles prepared for the second leg, second round 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Swaziland in Port Harcourt.
Having played a goalless draw in Lobamba last Friday, there is possibility of a penalty shootout deciding the game if it once again ends goalless on Tuesday night.
Hence, Sunday Oliseh’s men took turns practicing their abilities at spot kicks at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium.
There were varying degrees of success for the players but it was the Seattle Sounders forward that looked most tricky from six yards.
Not one who often takes penalties at his club, Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel had a couple of efforts saved before he finally scored an attempt which got the other players all excited.
Goalkeepers Carl Ikeme and Ikechukwu Ezenwa rotated in trying to keep out the shots as Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echiejile, Moses Simon, Ahmed Musa and Sylvester Igbonu all took spot kicks.
The Swazis also practiced penalties after the Super Eagles had departed the pitch.
Culled from Goal.com