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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by MetalJigsaw(m): 10:24am On May 29, 2018
Icon4s:


For sake of fairness, against England, I would want us to start Ighalo as the CF and at half time depending on how the game is going we feature Simy.

But if you ask me, I think this Simy looks more threatening than Ighalo.

As for Lokosa, he did very well even though he was played out of position. Even if he doesn't make Russia, he has done enough to merit future invitations to the national team.

Simon's injury has made the selection a bit easier for Rohr.
Spot on jare... You dey save me the stress of typing something similar for this thread. How do u do I it?

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Nobody: 10:27am On May 29, 2018
daveP:
who else noticed when Rohr shouted at his bench that they should be warming up instead of sitting and watching? Those players thought they won't feature in the match cos they felt big already@Ighalo and controls. Lol


I'd love a player like Bale.... Fuming at being on the bench and then come on and outshine the perceived oga nla that's is flopping.
grin
Dem Don pass to shout for?

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Neimar: 10:31am On May 29, 2018
Sainty92:
You are trying to say Russia, England and Portugal are not big leagues cos the teams i mentioned have won the league once in the last 3years. It seems u are a boy who thinks anybody that is not playing for Realmadrid or Barcelona is not in a big club. The question was, who is playing for big club. I don't wanna know if its regular or bench warmer. Go to bed boy

Nwakali nd Omeruo are all loaned out currently
so u mean Madrid or Barcelona 're d only big clubs? CSKA is a local club not a big club
Leciester is neither a big club...Benfica used to be a big club but not anymore
argue with ya chinko phone

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by MetalJigsaw(m): 10:33am On May 29, 2018
PDPGuy:
I have a sneaky feeling that the last forward spot will be a decision to take either Simmy or Lokosa. With the way the former rattled the Congolese defense, coupled with a decent outing against England on Saturday, 6’6” Simmy Nwankwo May just sneak into the final 23...
As things stand, Simy being at the WC should be lingering in Rohr's mind. He should only be contemplation who should be first choice in Russia.
Simy, apparently has emerged as a big threat to Ighalo's place as first choice after yesterday's game.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by andrew444(m): 10:35am On May 29, 2018
Neimar:


Cska Moscow nd Leicester even Benfica na big club nw grin
apart from Ndidi nd mayb Iwobi
d rest all perpetual bench warmers grin

So victor Moses na bench warmer ? ogu na bench warmer ? Mikel and ighalo? As na only ndidi and iwobi you see.

Not suprised by what you said your moniker says it all,Neymar ass licker

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Neimar: 10:40am On May 29, 2018
andrew444:


So victor Moses na bench warmer ? ogu na bench warmer ? Mikel and ighalo? As na only ndidi and iwobi you see.

Not suprised by what you said your moniker says it all,Neymar ass licker

abeg who be ighalo, ogu for football?
name deir clubs

apart from Moses d rest dy play for shitty clubs
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Eleniyan15: 10:43am On May 29, 2018
You should stop this baseless argument, if you know the right thing you needn't argue just move on, las las SE must dey alright
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by andrew444(m): 10:46am On May 29, 2018
Neimar:


abeg who be ighalo, ogu for football?
name deir clubs

apart from Moses d rest dy play for shitty clubs

Naija is not Brazil nah what do you expect,you expect them to play for Madrid and co right ?

Even the holand national team don't have players in big club any more,just few like van dijk,what about Portugal ? filled with bunch of average players,like Bruno Alves of Rangers,Eder of locomotive Moscow,adrien Silvia of leichester,Ruben neves of wolfs,but the same average Portugal won the 2016 euros.

What about Spain that have Barca and Madrid and ATM boys why didn't they win the euros ? What about Italy that have juventus boys whey didn't they win the euros ? But an average Portugal that don't have players in big clubs won the tournament

I see you as a troll,if you know nothing about national team football keep your mouth shut bro

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Neimar: 10:49am On May 29, 2018
andrew444:


Naija is not Brazil nah what do you expect,you expect them to play for Madrid and co right ?

Even the holand national team don't have players in big club any more,just few like van dijk,what about Portugal ? filled with bunch of average players,like Bruno Alves of Rangers,Eder of locomotive Moscow,adrien Silvia of leichester,Ruben neves of wolfs,but the same average Portugal won the 2016 euros.

I see you as a troll,if you know nothing about national team football keep your mouth shut bro

they won d Euros
Nigeria nr dy win anything not even a spoon grin

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Neimar: 10:50am On May 29, 2018
andrew444:


Naija is not Brazil nah what do you expect,you expect them to play for Madrid and co right ?

Even the holand national team don't have players in big club any more,just few like van dijk,what about Portugal ? filled with bunch of average players,like Bruno Alves of Rangers,Eder of locomotive Moscow,adrien Silvia of leichester,Ruben neves of wolfs,but the same average Portugal won the 2016 euros.

What about Spain that have Barca and Madrid and ATM boys why didn't they win the euros ? What about Italy that have juventus boys whey didn't they win the euros ? But an average Portugal that don't have players in big clubs won the tournament

I see you as a troll,if you know nothing about national team football keep your mouth shut bro

oga nr be today e happen
it happened in 2004 with Greece

buh this is d World Cup not d Euros grin
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by MetalJigsaw(m): 10:53am On May 29, 2018
Ezeji: Simy Nwankwo, Lokosa Should Make Eagles World Cup Squad
May 28, 2018 10:46 pm

Former Nigeria striker Victor Ezeji has urged Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to include Crotone striker Simeone Nwankwo amd Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) top scorer Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars in his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Both Nwankwo, also known as Simy, and Lokosa made their debuts for the Super Eagles in their 1-1 draw against Democratic Republic of Congo in a friendly on Monday in Port Harcourt.

The two debutants gave a good account of themselves, especially Nwankwo who went close on several occasions and hit the post but was unlucky not to score.

Speaking as a pundit on SuperSport, Ezeji, who played for Sharks, Dolphins, Enyimba, Eagles Cement during his 20-year playing career, posited that Nwankwo would be a very good option to have in attack alongside Odion Ighalo.

“Simeone keeps the ball, attacks the ball and shows a lot of qualities. Odion Ighalo cannot do it all alone,” Ezeji said.

“I know a a good striker when I see one. So for me Simeon should be in Russia.

“For Junior, he can also make the squad to Russia although he is still growing. He is young and may not have the experience but with his performance against Congo, he can be considered.”

Up next for the Eagles is another friendly against 2018 World Cup-bound England in Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 2.


https://www.completesportsnigeria.com/ezeji-simy-nwankwo-lokosa-should-make-eagles-world-cup-squad/
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Joebie: 10:53am On May 29, 2018
No he found his teammates on 2,3 occasions. I repeat, indirect free kicks
Martz101:


Etebo was poor with the freekicks and corner even iheanacho indirect freekick was poor....moses will continue with the duty
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by andrew444(m): 10:53am On May 29, 2018
Neimar:


they won d Euros
Nigeria nr dy win anything not even a spoon grin

So naija no win 2013 afcon ? Kids everywhere

It's a waste of time arguing with you,I am done with you.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Kog45(m): 10:56am On May 29, 2018
tbaba1234:
Dele Ajiboye
Stephen Eze
Uche Agbo
Daddy Moses Simon
Junior Lokosa.

Dropped...

No surprises!!

2 to go..
Sir feelers from camp said no player has been dropped contrary to early report.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Joebie: 10:57am On May 29, 2018
Mikel don’t play like Okocha, but they both can hold the ball, control the game, and spray passes. Are there other Nigerian players wirn these attributes even outside the 30 man list?
Martz101:


i don't understand Nigerians i swear, the set of players in camp is the best we can get fairly. winning teams improvise, i still see nothing wrong playing iwobi as a number 10. then problem with you guys is expecting him to play just the same way Mikel plays.

in 1994 siasia or mutiu adepoju plays instead of okocha...they ain't thesame, a coach can change there tactics to covr up for some players absent.

They keeper position was our problem, Rohr and the crew faced the problem and i can see there hardwork paying off.

And please which Alfa or prophet told you guys mikel will be injured in the tournerment
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Kog45(m): 10:59am On May 29, 2018
andrew444:


So naija no win 2013 afcon ? Kids everywhere

It's a waste of time arguing with you,I am done with you.
Kai Andrew u dey fall my hand o,you should have know better by now,WC is near so try to pick meaningful discourse with real football analyst.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by andrew444(m): 11:04am On May 29, 2018
Kog45:
Kai Andrew u dey fall my hand o,you should have know better by now,WC is near so try to pick meaningful discourse with real football analyst.

That's true

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Dreamswayne: 11:05am On May 29, 2018
Humility017:

my brother thanks...your team really did well.
it stems from a team that has love flowing through their hearts
I know of a country that will take that friendly as a world cup final....and don't mind injure half of our players.....
hahaha.... that bitter ghana team

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Lorazepam(f): 11:08am On May 29, 2018
andrew444:


So naija no win 2013 afcon ? Kids everywhere

It's a waste of time arguing with you,I am done with you.
Guy why you dey waste precious time follow that guy argue, leave am abeg undecided

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by andrew444(m): 11:09am On May 29, 2018
Lorazepam:

Guy why you dey waste precious time follow that guy argue, leave am abeg undecided

I don free am o

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by MetalJigsaw(m): 11:11am On May 29, 2018
ABOVE AVERAGE: How Super Eagles Rated Vs DR Congo
May 28, 2018 8:33 pm

Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU rates the Super Eagles players following their 1-1 draw in a friendly game against Democratic Republic of Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on Monday…

FRANCIS UZOHO 7/10
The young goalkeeper looked solid in goal and made three brilliant saves in the game
.
TYRONNE EBUEHI 6/10
Was lively early in the game but fizzled out later. He did enough to prove he can give regular right-back Shehu Abdullahi proper competition.

WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 7/10
Scored his side’s first goal of the game. The Bursaspor of Turkey centre-back was impressive and coped well with the Congolese forwards.

LEON BALOGUN 6/10
Missed a good chance of registering a goal from a corner kick in the second half. Had a difficult time stopping the dangerous Benik Afobe.

ELDERSON ECHIEJILE 5/10
Average performance from the left-back who was duly hauled off after the break.

JOEL OBI 5/10
The Torino midfielder didn’t make much impact in the game, but showed flashes of brilliance. His chances of a berth in final squad have not been enhanced.

OGENYI ONAZI 5/10
An average performance from the stand-in captain who failed to replicate his impressive past showings for the Super Eagles.

KELECHI IHEANACHO 6/10
Started the game brightly but somehow struggled afterwards. He set up his side’s only goal. He was substituted after the break.

OGHENEKARO ETEBO 6/10
Full of running in the middle of the park and showed his versatility by playing on the left side of the attack later in the game.

JUNIOR LOKOSA 7/10
Played in an unfamiliar right-wing position and showed some promise. He did his chances no harm.

SIMEON NWANKWO 8/10
The Crotone of Italy forward came close to scoring twice in the game and showed good skills on the ball. He lacked good service but imposed himself on the game.

SUBSTITUTES

MIKEL AGU 5/10
Came in for Joel Obi after the break and didn’t make much impact following his introduction.

OLA AINA 5/10
The half time substitute made forays upfront unlike the man he replaced, Elderson Echiejile but was unlucky to concede the penalty that led to the Congolese equalising goal.

KENETH OMERUO 5/10
Came in Leon Balogun did his best to help stabilize the defence which looked shaky for majority of the game.

AHMED MUSA 5/10
Looked lively after coming in for Junior Lokosa 20 minutes from the end.

SHEHU ABDULLAHI 5/10
Didn’t spend enough time on the pitch to affect the game positively.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Kog45(m): 11:21am On May 29, 2018
Joebie:
Mikel don’t play like Okocha, but they both can hold the ball, control the game, and spray passes. Are there other Nigerian players wirn these attributes even outside the 30 man list?
I don't want to talk again outside 30 man list but Rohr need to mange this team especially midfield.

What happened to Brazil against Germany would be a child play cos the team was exposed due to players with similar style of play (Fernadinho,Paulinho,Ramirez,Gustavo) in the midfield and with players like Onazi, Etebo,Agu,Joel,and Ogu am foreseeing issues if not managed tactically.

It's apparent that without Mikel the team will keep on struggling.Hope Rohr will do the needful tactically.
How
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by safarigirl(f): 11:28am On May 29, 2018
MetalJigsaw:
ABOVE AVERAGE: How Super Eagles Rated Vs DR Congo
May 28, 2018 8:33 pm

Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU rates the Super Eagles players following their 1-1 draw in a friendly game against Democratic Republic of Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on Monday…

FRANCIS UZOHO 7/10
The young goalkeeper looked solid in goal and made three brilliant saves in the game
.
TYRONNE EBUEHI 6/10
Was lively early in the game but fizzled out later. He did enough to prove he can give regular right-back Shehu Abdullahi proper competition.

WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 7/10
Scored his side’s first goal of the game. The Bursaspor of Turkey centre-back was impressive and coped well with the Congolese forwards.

LEON BALOGUN 6/10
Missed a good chance of registering a goal from a corner kick in the second half. Had a difficult time stopping the dangerous Benik Afobe.

ELDERSON ECHIEJILE 5/10
Average performance from the left-back who was duly hauled off after the break.

JOEL OBI 5/10
The Torino midfielder didn’t make much impact in the game, but showed flashes of brilliance. His chances of a berth in final squad have not been enhanced.

OGENYI ONAZI 5/10
An average performance from the stand-in captain who failed to replicate his impressive past showings for the Super Eagles.

KELECHI IHEANACHO 6/10
Started the game brightly but somehow struggled afterwards. He set up his side’s only goal. He was substituted after the break.


OGHENEKARO ETEBO 6/10
Full of running in the middle of the park and showed his versatility by playing on the left side of the attack later in the game.

JUNIOR LOKOSA 7/10
Played in an unfamiliar right-wing position and showed some promise. He did his chances no harm.

SIMEON NWANKWO 8/10
The Crotone of Italy forward came close to scoring twice in the game and showed good skills on the ball. He lacked good service but imposed himself on the game.

SUBSTITUTES

MIKEL AGU 5/10
Came in for Joel Obi after the break and didn’t make much impact following his introduction.

OLA AINA 5/10
The half time substitute made forays upfront unlike the man he replaced, Elderson Echiejile but was unlucky to concede the penalty that led to the Congolese equalising goal.

KENETH OMERUO 5/10
Came in Leon Balogun did his best to help stabilize the defence which looked shaky for majority of the game.

AHMED MUSA 5/10
Looked lively after coming in for Junior Lokosa 20 minutes from the end.

SHEHU ABDULLAHI 5/10
Didn’t spend enough time on the pitch to affect the game positively.
Kelechi 6/10 ke? More like 4/10

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Kog45(m): 11:35am On May 29, 2018
Humility017:

and remember rohr still have the 3-5'2 formation in mind....so Aina may get the nod ahead of elderson.....

he will be one player I really wanna watch made the list....
Well any plyer picked by Rohr has my support either Echiejile or Aina but based on Congo match Aina is my pick though he should have done better with that fake penalty.Echiejile to me has lost it cos it was damn too obvious yesterday but Rohr has final say.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Kog45(m): 11:38am On May 29, 2018
safarigirl:
Kelechi 6/10 ke? More like 4/10
Yes you are right not too.good performance from Kelechi.I will rate Joel and Elderson 4/10.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by MetalJigsaw(m): 11:43am On May 29, 2018
realpoacher:
Joel Obi is crap!.. I repeat, Joel Obi is CRAP!!!

Its been 3 matches and he hasn't made a statement yet.. No successful forward dribbles yet, No defense splitting pass yet, No direct shot on target, No commanding presence in the middle.. All puffing and huffing... SMH angry

Ogu will and have done better than what Joel Obi has done. Ogu brings a calming presence, Ogu can shoot from a great distance and with Accuracy too.. That's the difference between them. Ogu is grossly underrated in this team. Nobody seem to be sold on him.

You can't have Ogu in your middle and won't see 2-3 shots from the middle in a game. You can't have Ogu in your middle and not see 2-3 driving runs in a match. He has done that consistently right from 2013 Against South Africa and Mexico, sadly he missed 2014 world cup. But he did it again against Algeria and Argentina last year.

Anyways i am certain that Rohr will take him to Russia and together with others, they will shine. But Joel should be dropped ASAP. He is currently surplus to our requirements
I said it! I preached this a long time ago but some folks seemed to be blindfolded by some exploits of several years ago. Joel is generously overrated. I hope Rohr has seen that.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by MetalJigsaw(m): 11:45am On May 29, 2018
tbaba1234:


You can tell a serious injury from the look on a player's face. Did you see the carvajal and Salah reaction? Ebuehi's face looked very calm.

Cramp is simply contraction of the muscles so a person with cramp will also hold where the muscles contracted. Also, he held his toes suggesting it was just cramp.

No news about his injury status?
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by BascoVanVeli(m): 11:49am On May 29, 2018
Mickael2:




Yeah, like that has helped Oshimen get a better club or even get proper minutes in a relegation threatened club. Most times we wear glasses blinded by sentiments when we start analysing these our young players, if you are not good enough to make it into a top club then you do not deserve to be given a chance. Iheanacho made it into Man City's team without any external help, only a fool would say he didn't eventually merit his call up. The older Nwakali too was getting great reviews from coaches everywhere without getting called up, no national team influence there. For the junior Nwakali to still need the national team as a stepping stone then maybe we should look closer.


If Masch wakes up to realise that he will be playing against Nwakali as the 10 then trust me he would have a nice, happy nap on that match day and even if he wakes up 10minutes to the game he would still pocket him

grin grin grin bolded


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPWXq8zd7Zs

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by MetalJigsaw(m): 11:50am On May 29, 2018
Meliforme:
I love Ighalo, but Simmy is more technical. Looking foward to a midfield combo of Mikel Iwobi and Ndidi.
I think Iwobi is only good for the bench, as far as I'm concerned The guy never mature reach.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by MetalJigsaw(m): 11:52am On May 29, 2018
Joebie:
When Ekong scored how many people showed their excitement? Some of us here are not here to cheer the team as long as the selection doesn’t favor them. Yes we had a bad game as a unit, but these are some good things we can take away from it:

1. Lokosa made the local league look good
2. Simy was unplayable. Some of his challenges were fair but the ref blew against his physical superiority. His pressing game was top notch considering his frame. Etebo should have scored. Simy hit the bar and had a great back header effort which hit target. He brings something different and special to our attack.
3. Musa’s form is something to be excited about.
4. We were fortunate to make a move on Ebuehi. He will come handy for us at the Mundial and many years after.
5. Some players just made Rohr’s job easier
True talk
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Joebie: 11:55am On May 29, 2018
Sir it’s true. We need that ideal combination in the midfield. Let’s hope to see Rohr’s picks in the middle of the pack against England. Can Iwobi deputize Mikel? Oh yes
Kog45:
I don't want to talk again outside 30 man list again but Rohr need to mange this team especially midfield.

What happened to Brazil against Germany would be a child play cos the team was exposed due to players with similar style of play (Fernadinho,Paulinho,Ramirez,Gustavo) in the midfield and with players like Onazi, Etebo,Agu,Joel,and Ogu am foreseeing issues if not managed tactically.

It's apparent that without Mikel the team will keep on struggling.Hope Rohr will do the needful tactically.

Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Joebie: 12:00pm On May 29, 2018
I would love someone to do a comparison . ANS, OGN also did their ratings.
MetalJigsaw:
ABOVE AVERAGE: How Super Eagles Rated Vs DR Congo
May 28, 2018 8:33 pm

Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU rates the Super Eagles players following their 1-1 draw in a friendly game against Democratic Republic of Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on Monday…

FRANCIS UZOHO 7/10
The young goalkeeper looked solid in goal and made three brilliant saves in the game
.
TYRONNE EBUEHI 6/10
Was lively early in the game but fizzled out later. He did enough to prove he can give regular right-back Shehu Abdullahi proper competition.

WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 7/10
Scored his side’s first goal of the game. The Bursaspor of Turkey centre-back was impressive and coped well with the Congolese forwards.

LEON BALOGUN 6/10
Missed a good chance of registering a goal from a corner kick in the second half. Had a difficult time stopping the dangerous Benik Afobe.

ELDERSON ECHIEJILE 5/10
Average performance from the left-back who was duly hauled off after the break.

JOEL OBI 5/10
The Torino midfielder didn’t make much impact in the game, but showed flashes of brilliance. His chances of a berth in final squad have not been enhanced.

OGENYI ONAZI 5/10
An average performance from the stand-in captain who failed to replicate his impressive past showings for the Super Eagles.

KELECHI IHEANACHO 6/10
Started the game brightly but somehow struggled afterwards. He set up his side’s only goal. He was substituted after the break.

OGHENEKARO ETEBO 6/10
Full of running in the middle of the park and showed his versatility by playing on the left side of the attack later in the game.

JUNIOR LOKOSA 7/10
Played in an unfamiliar right-wing position and showed some promise. He did his chances no harm.

SIMEON NWANKWO 8/10
The Crotone of Italy forward came close to scoring twice in the game and showed good skills on the ball. He lacked good service but imposed himself on the game.

SUBSTITUTES

MIKEL AGU 5/10
Came in for Joel Obi after the break and didn’t make much impact following his introduction.

OLA AINA 5/10
The half time substitute made forays upfront unlike the man he replaced, Elderson Echiejile but was unlucky to concede the penalty that led to the Congolese equalising goal.

KENETH OMERUO 5/10
Came in Leon Balogun did his best to help stabilize the defence which looked shaky for majority of the game.

AHMED MUSA 5/10
Looked lively after coming in for Junior Lokosa 20 minutes from the end.

SHEHU ABDULLAHI 5/10
Didn’t spend enough time on the pitch to affect the game positively.

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