Carl Ikeme

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are set to hire a foreign goalkeeper training ahead of the crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.

The Super Eagles are facing a goalkeeping crisis with first choice Carl Ikeme on the long-term as he continues treatment for acute leukaemia.

His replacement Daniel Akpeyi failed to impress in the shocking 2-0 home loss to South Africa in June. With the just Ikechukwu Ezenwa left, the NFF are considering hiring a foreign goalkeeper training to work on the goalkeepers.

“The goalkeeper trainer is expected to train NPFL goalkeepers ahead of the crucial games with Cameroon and there are talks for him to stay after the encounter,” a source is quoted to say by Naija Football Plus.

“Super Eagles are running short of goalkeepers and the NFF is leaving no stone unturned, the foreign goalkeeper trainer is expected to groom NPFL goalkeepers to the international standard.”

According to Naija Football Plus, the foreign goalkeeper training is expected to work with the Super Eagles keeper coach Alloy Agu. It is known if the appointment will be permanent or just for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.

The foreign goalkeeper training will be working with Alloy Agu who is the current goalkeeper coach of the Super Eagles. Nigeria will first host Cameroon on Thursday, August 31 in Uyo before a return leg on Monday, September 4.

The Super Eagles top Group B (Africa) of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers while Cameroon are second with two points. Zambia and Algeria both have just a point.


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