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Alampasu relishes competition

27 April 2015, 11:35

Lagos - Goalkeeper Dele Alampasu insists the competition for spots in the Nigeria squad for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand is a good thing.

The Flying Eagles are preparing to depart on a pre-tournament tour of Germany with several top stars battling for a place in the squad.

The 18-year-old shot-stopper is enjoying the fight for places and believes it is good for the team.

Also read: Awoniyi, Alampasu make Flying Eagles AYC list

 "The challenge is good and I am enjoying it," he told sl10.ng.

"It feels good to fight for places on the team because it keeps you on your toes and makes you understand the essence of what you're doing.

"I experienced the same thing before we went for the U17 World Cup and it was fun and it brought out the best in me, so I'm enjoying it," he added.

The youngster, who plies his trade in Portugal, oozes self-belief and is not worried about the possibility of not making the final squad for the World Cup.

"I have no fears about that because I know how I've been faring in training and I have confidence in my ability.

"There's no reason to be scared because I also faced the same tests before the U17 World Cup and I excelled and I have the same confidence that I will here too," he concluded.

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