Coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf is impressed with the level of performances that he has so far seen in the young players of the national team before Saturday’s nut-cracker tie between Nigeria and South Africa.
Alex Iwobi, Dele Alampasu, Chidozie Awaziem, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ibrahim Alhassan, Wilfred Ndidi and Henry Onyekuru are the eight U21 exciting talents included in the 24-man squad for the 2019 Cup of Nations qualifier.
Yusuf also disclosed that he will shift his attention to the home-based Eagles who are billed to take on either Togo or Republic of Benin in a African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier after the game with Bafana Bafana.
”The CHAN Eagles program is on course, but South Africa is our immediate focus. We’ll open the CHAN Eagles camp at the end of June or first week of July,” Yusuf told Brila FM.
”South Africa are also a good team, so we must respect them.
”The young players in the Super Eagles have been doing well, they’re good on the ball and have impressed.”