NPFL 24: Doma’s Onigbinde Tips Osayi For Super Eagles


Doma United Head Coach, Akinade Onigbinde said Kingdom Osayi has the qualities to become the number one shot-stopper for the Super Eagles.

Speaking after his team’s one-nil victory over Kano Pillars in a Match Day 13 Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, fixture, Onigbinde said he is not surprised with the performance of Osayi who has kept nine straight clean sheets and eleven overall this season.

“I brought Kingdom Osayi into this team. I saw him when we played Niger Tornadoes in the Ahlan Cup last season. I saw the qualities in him and had to call him over because we had a goalkeeping problem. I know he can do it because he has the qualities in him.

“Osayi is good to go for the national team. There is no doubt about that. He can give anybody challenge there. I have the assurance on him. He is a very fantastic goalkeeper.”

While acknowledging the prowess of Kano Pillars, Onigbinde noted that he gave his lads the instructions to be tactically disciplined to curtail their chances in front of goal.

“We at Doma are not on a revenge mission. What we do is to go for our three points. We knew that Kano Pillars are a good team that can play good football. That’s why we told the defenders to be tactically disciplined which helped us.”

An 11th minute strike by Emmanuel Ekpenyong ensured that Doma United regained the top spot on the NPFL log and extended their unbeaten run to nine games.

Nigerians have asked for the replacement of Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho following his avoidable mistakes that have cost the three times African champions many points. The Head Coach, Jose Peseiro has been searching for a reliable replacement as African Nations Cup gets closer.