Coaches Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu have rated highly the three U17 stars in training camp preparatory to next year’s CHAN.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi and goalkeeper Dele Alampasu have been drafted from the history-making team to the 2013 FIFA World Cup in the UAE.
“All the players including the young Eaglets have been tremendous at training sessions and I personally will not be surprised if they make the final squad for the CHAN tournament, but we will have to wait for our boss to have a look at them and make a final decision,” said assistant coach Amokachi.
Eagles goalkeepers’ trainer, Ike Shorunmu, said he has been very impressed with the team’s two new goalkeepers, Isah Danladi of Sharks and Alampasu.
“They have been wonderful along with Dan Akpeyi and Chigozie Agbim, they can even challenge for World Cup places, but it might be too early in the day, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for now,” said the former Nigeria World Cup star.
Amokachi said they are starting from the scratch with players for the CHAN as a good number of them has moved abroad.
“About 80 per cent of the players we started with if not more have gone, but this new set is giving us hope that Nigeria is always blessed with talented footballers,” he said.