Super Eagles’ goal Keeper Coach Alloy Agu has hinted that Carl Ikeme will have to play himself back to regular football play if he hope to retain his place in the country’s senior national team.
Ikeme who currently plies his trade with Wolverhampton Wanderers of England has lost his place in the starting line- up of his club, a situation many described as a major concern for Super Eagles goal post.
But Coach Agu who took time out to drill him alongside two other goal keepers Portugal-based Dele Alampasu and Sunshine stars man Ikechukwu Ezenwa on their arrival in Abuja on Monday ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Swaziland tomorrow, explained that more exposure would expose Ikeme to new clubs where he would earn regular play.
According to him, “The performance of any player is his bargaining power anytime, anywhere. The world cup qualifier will provide ample opportunity for the goal keepers to prove their worth. All eyes are on the world cup or even any international competition.
“Every player needs regular playing time. And so, I believe that should be the expectation of Ikeme. “
Severally, the fitness of goal keepers is said to be pivotal to any team in away ties.
However, Agu who has remained optimistic regarded the outcome of Swaziland two-legged clash quipped. “We are working on the form of the goal keepers. We are still looking at what they can do and making necessary correction.
“Football is a team game. It’s not all about goal keepers alone. The entire team has to be in great form. And I believe, the team has what it takes to beat their opponents.”

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