Sharing African Stories 26 May, 2024

Colossal Ndah makes case for Eagles recall with masterclass against Sundowns

Olisa Ndah put on a show for Orlando Pirates in an explosive clash against Brazilians, Mamelodi Sundowns.

Olisa Ndah delivered a commanding display for Orlando Pirates against Mamelodi Sundowns to strengthen his case for a Nigeria recall.

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that Ndah was one of the standout performers as 10-man Pirates held champions Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 draw in the PSL. 

Ndah stars for Super Eagles return

The 26-year-old centre-back produced a colossal performance at the heart of the Pirates defence to earn a 1-1 draw against the formidable 'Brazilians'.

Ndah won 100% of his ground duels in a complete defensive masterclass. He also completed 77% of attempted passes, created one chance and made eight final third passes.

It was the ideal response after being overlooked by Nigeria for their AFCON 2023 campaign, despite being ever-present for Pirates this season.

Ndah has now started 12 straight South African Premier Soccer League games, underlining his importance to the Buccaneers.

With the Super Eagles still in need of more leadership and quality in defense, Ndah’s commanding presence could provide the answer.

His flawless showing against the PSL's leading team and AFL champions could intensify calls for Ndah’s return to the national setup.

Two years since his last Nigeria cap, Ndah is hitting peak form at the perfect time to stake his claim in the Super Eagles.

More displays like the one against Sundowns could make him impossible to ignore ahead of Nigeria’s upcoming fixtures. 

With more eyes on the PSL after the outing performance of Stanley Nwabali at the recently concluded AFCON 2023, Ndah is knocking loudly on the international door once again.