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Eneji in line-up to Repeat Amuneke ‘94 AFCON Heroics

Written By: Bibian Onwugbolu, Casablanca


Plateau United exciting winger Peter Eneji is pushing for a place in the starting team as he yet to see action since the beginning of this ongoing totalchan tournament due to an ankle injury.

Having named in the squad that will take on Atlas Lions of Morocco in todays final game, Could he now repeat what Amuneke did at the 1994 AFCON Final, when he scored twice to beat Zambia in his first and only game of the championship?

Both of them are left-footed wingers with amazing skills and pace.

Amuneke came on in the final of Tunisia 94 and went on to become Nigeria’s unlikely hero with his double strikes.

Peter Eneji shone at the WAFU Cup in Ghana for the home-based Eagles. Could he turn on the magic again tonight in CHAN Final?

Meanwhile the Eagles have been boosted by the return to full training of Emeka Atuloma, Emeka Ogbugh, Stephen Eze and Dayo Ojo, who have been injury concerns leading up to tonight’s CHAN Final against Morocco, as winger Peter Eneji could force his way to the starting XI after he was unavailable so far at this tournament.

Only Ikechuwu Ezenwa, Sunday Faleye and Daniel Itodo missed last night’s training as they have all been confirmed ruled out of the Final.

Defensive midfielder Atuloma missed the semi-final due to a knee problem, but his return to training means he will regain his place on the start list following the suspension of Ifeanyi Ifeanyi.

Dayo Ojo has done very well since he broke into the starting XI and his return will also be a big plus to the CHAN Eagles.

 

 

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