Abuja - Golden Eaglets technical crew raised the tempo of
the team's training regimen on Monday with strenuous fitness exercise, even as lion-hearted
Kehinde Ayinde returns to full training.
The work out which involved running amongst other things
according to officials, was to test the endurance level of the players. All the
players except injured duo of Dauda Abdulganiyu and Kolawole Gbadamosi took
part in the 40-minute drilling before the routine playing session.
"Football is all about techniques, tactics and
fitness," reckoned Kabiru Baleria, the Golden Eaglets assistant coach
known for his speedy runs in his heyday.
"We are gradually getting into the decisive stage of
our programme as such, it is necessary to know the condition and the players'
readiness for the challenges ahead," he noted.
Meanwhile, the return of Kehinde Ayinde to full fitness
added buzz to the team's training on Monday.
The petit striker that was snapped up from the Kwara Football
Academy has been out of action for almost two weeks due to groin injury but was
back at his usual best.
The lad who was among the goals for the Golden
Eaglets at the recently held WAFU B
Tournament in Togo, proved that he has not lost his appetite by scoring a goal
and setting up two others much to the
delight of officials as his side romped to a 3-0 lead before he was pulled out.
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