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Chidera Eze shines in Flying Eagles training

16 May 2014, 16:03Israel Ojoko

Kaduna - FC Porto of Portugal forward, Chidera Eze scored a brace for the B team in Flying Eagles’ training at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday.

Eze, who did not make the trip to Tanzania last week, showed he has recovered fully from a hamstring injury with two well-taken goals for the second team.

“I am happy my boy is coming back to life,” said a big smiling coach Manu Garba.

The first team, which was the same team who started in Tanzania minus injured Wilfred Ndidi, eventually won this training game 3-2 with a brace by Taiwo Awoniyi and a rare strike by Abdullahi Alfa.

First-choice goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo was outstanding as he pulled off several big saves.

The training was for two hours with Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho again skipping the work out.

The Flying Eagles will train again at the same venue Saturday morning as they step up preparations for next weekend’s African Youth Championship second round, return leg match against Tanzania.

Nigeria won the first leg 2-0 in Dar es Salaam.

The overall winners of this match-up with battle the overall winners of another second round fixture between Lesotho and Angola with the winners qualifying for the 2015 AYC in Senegal in March.

Lesotho won the first leg 3-1 at home.

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