Flying Eagles coach, John Sam Obuh
Sharks of Port Harcourt and Super Eagles goaltender, Okemute Odah, has said he would not be disgraced by the Flying Eagles in Friday’s tune-up game at the Practice Pitch of the National Stadium in Abuja.
Okemute, who is the only goalkeeper in camp as his colleagues, Chigozie Agbim of Warri Wolves and Dan Akpeyi of Heartland of Owerri are away on CAF club assignment this weekend, was reacting to the declaration in the Flying Eagles camp that the junior national side has never lost a friendly game to the senior side.
“We have heard all that the Flying Eagles people are saying but they should know that we are the national team and they must respect us. Some of our top players are not around but nevertheless we will give a good account of ourselves and as for me I will defend my goal post very well so that my colleagues will know they left behind a worthy person.”
The easy going goalie said he will demonstrate to the coaching crew that he has the abilities to man the post for the nation in the absence of any of the top goalkeepers when the team steps out against their junior counterparts on Friday.
Meanwhile, Flying Eagles coach, John Sam Obuh, was on a spying mission during Wednesday’s training of the national team at the Practice Pitch of the National Stadium.
Obuh, whose team was having a practice game in the opposite direction, stepped out during the game to watch how Stephen Keshi and his assistants were dishing out instructions to the 18 Super Eagles players in training.
When Keshi noticed he was around, he quipped “Obuh, what are you doing here when your boys are playing?” and both coaches and other officials bust into laughter.