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Sokari, Matthew Resume Training

Written By: SD Reporter


Enyimba International of Aba midfielder Kingsley ‘Bobby’ Sokari and Ifeanyi Matthew from El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri both trained with the Flying Eagles ahead of Thursday’s second round clash with Germany in Christchurch.

Sokari suffered a knock on his ankle in the team’s final group game against Hungary and was replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho in the 82nd minute.

He did not show any ill effects from the knock as he took part in all the exercises.

Matthew, on the other hand, has missed the last two games against North Korea and Hungary after he suffered a deep cut in the foot in the opening game against Brazil.

The El Kanemi Warriors star trained with the rest of the squad as they prepare to take on Germany, who topped their first round group in style by posting a +14 goals difference.

The squad rounded up their work out with all players taking part in the penalty shootout, which could well determine the team for the quarterfinals should a winner not be decided even after extra time.

Goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo looked good at stopping and scoring from the penalty spot.

Taiwo Awoniyi, Bernard Bulbwa, Isaac Success, Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidiebere Nwakali easily put away their kicks.

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