Super Eagles step up training as John Ogu joins up

The Super Eagles have intensified their preparations for the World Cup in Russia today in Uyo with strikers Odion Ighalo and Simeon Nwankwo catching the eye, while Israel-based midfielder John Ogu was the latest player to join the training camp.

Morning training today included the usual warm-up drills before an intense two-a-side game.

One team had strikers Jude Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa as well as Uche Agbo.

On the side FC Crotone striker Simeon Nwankwo netted a good goal against goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

Ighalo worked hard as always, Ahmed Musa showed his blistering speed, while Oghenekaro Etebo has to be a lot more decisive when going forward from midfield.

Again, Wilfred Ndidi trained apart as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

The Leicester City star is running well now and it is now just a matter of time before he joins the rest of the squad in full training.

Competition among the four goalkeepers – Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye and Daniel Akpeyi – was fierce as one of them will be dropped for the Mundial.

In the meantime, John Ogu is the latest call-up to join the camp.

It now means that only skipper Mikel Obi and Victor Moses are being expected.

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