The CHAN list, one last time. 

What a week. Doubt if we have reviewed a game here on the blog for a whole week like this. Gratefully, we have this issue now sorted and we can actually move onto other things. On the horizon is a clash with FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi and that is another very big clash. For over 12 years, we have failed to get any kind of point from there. Anyway, that’s not the theme for the blog today.

Today I briefly want to highlight the CHAN list and the implications from an Enyimba POV. It’s only a list for the qualifiers right now but you know there a very high chance that that’s the bulk of the bunch heading out for CHAN should we qualify. Coach Yusuf and his technical guys have put out a decent list albeit laden with a few questions here and there.

Safe hands Theo made the cut, he will battle Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye and Okiemute Odah for the starting role. Who is the best of the quartet? If you ask me, I don’t think the answer is “Safe hands Theo”. It’s really not my call to make and I am grateful because of that.

Chima Akas is rated one of the best left backs in the League and he has a second chance to CHAN glory following the debacle of the last edition. He would need a much more assured and composed personal performance and if I were him, I would get back to practicing those free kicks. One benefit of CHAN is that it offers a good chance at a move within the Continent at least.
Mfon Udoh is the third and final Enyimba name on Salisu’s list. We have said and written tonnes on him and this tournament (if we go thru) presents one last audition and chance for him to get his dream move. But like we all know, you don’t just wake up and show up for the games- you have to prove your mettle. You’re gonna have to earn and justify your selection.

Everyman will have opportunities. Opportunities to show what you are capable of on the big stage.  Trouble is, ensure you are ready. Create special times for yourself. Get back to running again, and say No to distractions. Hardwork and diligence means anyone can schedule their own promotion.

Final on the cut is Rabiu Ali the one they call Pele. I’m glad he has another chance for redemption. Ultimately though, we can ignore the flaws in the list and give our support our guys as we ready for CHAN. For the ones who didn’t get called…stay strong and keep working hard. God’s plans are always best if we let him guide us.

That’s all for today guys.

Back tomorrow



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