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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by forgiveness: 10:54am On Sep 24
joelsteron:
Dessers is truly prolific.
cool

Person wey throway open net.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by gannod(m): 10:55am On Sep 24
Kog45:
Dan,not might be our biggest undoing is understatement but has been our biggest undoing for past 7 years now, it cost us afcon and world cup qualification.

I just don't know why Alloy Agu ex goalkeeper trainer find it so difficult to get it right.Just check it out,Akpeyi,Ezenwa,Uzoho and Okoye,non of these keepers exude confidence.

If ordinary university coach can gave us Enyeama,Ejide and Aiyenigba,pls what are we saying....fact Enyeama had only Kenya friendly as his first international experience and made 2002 WC based on his calmness in goalposts and kept against England.It was after 2002 WC,Enyeama started having intercontinental experience with Enyimba ditto Ejide and later Aiyenigba joined the duo.





Aloy Agu himself did not inspire any confidence back then in the Super eagles. He was pathetic at Algiers '90 and Senegal '92. It was his poor showing that made Westerhoff to bring back Wildred Agbonivbare before eventually settling for Rufai. So what positive impact do you expect from such a goalkeeper trainner. You need to see the goal Aloy Agu conceeded against Cameroun in the third place match of Senegal 92.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by gannod(m): 10:59am On Sep 24
Kog45:
Dan,not might be our biggest undoing is understatement but has been our biggest undoing for past 7 years now, it cost us afcon and world cup qualification.

I just don't know why Alloy Agu ex goalkeeper trainer find it so difficult to get it right.Just check it out,Akpeyi,Ezenwa,Uzoho and Okoye,non of these keepers exude confidence.

If ordinary university coach can gave us Enyeama,Ejide and Aiyenigba,pls what are we saying....fact Enyeama had only Kenya friendly as his first international experience and made 2002 WC based on his calmness in goalposts and kept against England.It was after 2002 WC,Enyeama started having intercontinental experience with Enyimba ditto Ejide and later Aiyenigba joined the duo.





You are spot on. The good keepers Nigeria had in the past were from the NPFL. Why is it difficult for these goalkeeper trainners to pick from the league?

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by TheSuperNerd(m): 11:27am On Sep 24
TheSuperNerd:
Ndidi responds to the Folarin Tweet Report: Drama.


Meanwhile... on this, I hope the story won't change or more spoilers won't come out months or years from now saying Ndidi actually did what Sulaiman Folarin said in his report coz the man has just refused to delete it despite Ndidi coming out to debunk it. Hmmmm.... Hmmm.... and Hmmmm....

If it isn't true, then it is disgusting what Folarin did but again... I stand by the fact that I personally, am yet to neither confirm nor deny this story.


Hmmmm.... Let us hope na here e go end coz we have bigger issues now in the National team and one of them is the form decline of Ndidi himself alongside the GK issue and continued Deliberate Depletion of personnel in the midfield.

Bigger problems dey abeg especially that GK issue.

This is why I was against the Calls of Okoye and Uzoho alongside any other benchwarmer. Ignore them to set a standard! Call up active GKs from the local scene alongside Adeleye and build from there.

Peseiro and the NFF sef.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by mostob(m): 11:35am On Sep 24
fabyom:
Iwobi and Nwakali do mark now. Go watch their games. Also, it depends on the coach's tactical prowess. Football has evolved. One of the CB can step into the midfield to support. The wingbacks can also slide into the midfield to add more bodies since the formation allows for natural wingers to dominate on the wings.
like you said, It can only work with 3 at the back formation with one of the defenders (Ndidi) stepping into midfield Or in a Midfield 3. But currently in the 442 JP is using, it can never work against a top team. Being defensive is not just about marking sir. Both are somewhat DLPs, they need a DM beside them to function properly.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by mostob(m): 11:38am On Sep 24
kingphilip:

Is this a reincarnation of sheyi or what?

Cc: chriskelz
I thought I was the only one who noticed.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by lovewins: 11:43am On Sep 24
TheSuperNerd:


Meanwhile... on this, I hope the story won't change or more spoilers won't come out months or years from now saying Ndidi actually did what Sulaiman Folarin said in his report coz the man has just refused to delete it despite Ndidi coming out to debunk it. Hmmmm.... Hmmm.... and Hmmmm....

If it isn't true, then it is disgusting what Folarin did but again... I stand by the fact that I personally, am yet to neither confirm nor deny this story.


Hmmmm.... Let us hope na here e go end coz we have bigger issues now in the National team and one of them is the form decline of Ndidi himself alongside the GK issue and continued Deliberate Depletion of personnel in the midfield.

Bigger problems dey abeg especially that GK issue.

This is why I was against the Calls of Okoye and Uzoho alongside any other benchwarmer. Ignore them to set a standard! Call up active GKs from the local scene alongside Adeleye and build from there.

Peseiro and the NFF sef.

The thing though is that Ndidi never really denied the allegation, at best he only reacted. Suleiman also probably trusts his sources and that's why he probably didn't delete it. Would be weird to see Ndidi in Leicester's next line up

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by jihday(m): 11:43am On Sep 24
Joebie:
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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by jihday(m): 11:51am On Sep 24
Curtisaxel10:


Okoye is lucky that yesterday's game was played behind closed doors. If Nigerians had watched his show of shame, he would have received so much "love" on social media that he will disown Nigeria completely forever and ever grin
people have seen the highlight and have started dragging him on twitter
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by jihday(m): 12:03pm On Sep 24
TheSuperNerd:


Meanwhile... on this, I hope the story won't change or more spoilers won't come out months or years from now saying Ndidi actually did what Sulaiman Folarin said in his report coz the man has just refused to delete it despite Ndidi coming out to debunk it. Hmmmm.... Hmmm.... and Hmmmm....

If it isn't true, then it is disgusting what Folarin did but again... I stand by the fact that I personally, am yet to neither confirm nor deny this story.


Hmmmm.... Let us hope na here e go end coz we have bigger issues now in the National team and one of them is the form decline of Ndidi himself alongside the GK issue and continued Deliberate Depletion of personnel in the midfield.

Bigger problems dey abeg especially that GK issue.

This is why I was against the Calls of Okoye and Uzoho alongside any other benchwarmer. Ignore them to set a standard! Call up active GKs from the local scene alongside Adeleye and build from there.

Peseiro and the NFF sef.
Seen a couple of Adeleye’s games and I must say he doesn’t really inspire confidence plus seeing him drop a cross now, I’m not very convinced. If them tell me a time will come when we’ll have 3 GOALKEEPERS that will make 98 Rufai look like prime OliverKhan I go argue am
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by chrisooblog: 12:09pm On Sep 24
Yeah I agree from the highlights we looked dominant. Some players were in scoring positions but decided to pass from the little I saw.

Okoye should be excused from the team for now. Guy needs to improve seriously. Let's see what Tuesday brings.

Danielnino00:
I just watched the highlight... It was obviously not as bad as I thought... The fiesy goal we conceded was from a school boy error from Okoye..very clownish... The second was from a penalty.. We also created good chances that we missed... It wasn't that bad...
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by chrisooblog: 12:13pm On Sep 24
Bro you're giving me PTSD of Rufai's performance from 98. Escorting a freekick into goal against Spain and bu omi saa ra goalkeeping technique against Denmark.

jihday:
Seen a couple of Adeleye’s games and I must say he doesn’t really inspire confidence plus seeing him drop a cross now, I’m not very convinced. If them tell me a time will come when we’ll have 3 GOALKEEPERS that will make 98 Rufai look like prime OliverKhan I go argue am

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by TheSuperNerd(m): 12:14pm On Sep 24
Yes, Moses Simon did save Adeleye's blushes yesterday but aside that, it was an okay debut for Adebayo Adeleye.

Did you watch the last game of Adeleye vs Israeli Champs competing in the ongoing UCL group stage, Maccabi Haifa? He was pretty outstanding in that game.
Lad has 3 consecutive cleansheets for his club in the Liga't Ha'al this 22/23 season out of 4 games he's played so far and they lost their last game in the Israel Premier league Cup 2 days ago without Adeleye and against a side that Adeleye had kept a cleansheet against in the league (they won that game even).

His backup Yonathan Shabi is decent but would be wondering wetin happen.



Point is yesterday was Adeleye's first game for us so that one moment of dropping the ball shouldn't bring us to conclusions on the lad just yet. As one who is more active than the other two goalies, it is still okay to go with him and any other active local scene GK. Okoye and Uzoho are currently out of sorts.

jihday:
Seen a couple of Adeleye’s games and I must say he doesn’t really inspire confidence plus seeing him drop a cross now, I’m not very convinced. If them tell me a time will come when we’ll have 3 GOALKEEPERS that will make 98 Rufai look like prime OliverKhan I go argue am

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by Mujtahida: 12:16pm On Sep 24
Barryseal:


He's Nigerian but Nigeria is not entitled to his talent. He is being developed by another nation, they must always have that right of first refusal.
It's like a sperm donor claiming ownership of a kid he birthed instead of the foster parents who did the actual parenting and raised the child.
The English reserves the right to first refusal. Go to our ghettos, you will see madly talented kids better than this guy who have no access to proper facilities, coaching and academy. The job of the NFA is to create an eco system to birth these talents.
Talent was for old football with its emphasis on flair and beauty. Today's football doesn't require much talent. Just know how to run and be intelligent with passes. Dazzol

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by chrisooblog: 12:17pm On Sep 24
Which striker no dey miss chance?

forgiveness:


Person wey throway open net.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by charlesemeka85(m): 12:26pm On Sep 24
cheesy
Danielnino00:


You have your answer now...

Your boy keeps commiting blunders...
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by TheSuperNerd(m): 12:33pm On Sep 24
After Okoye's Second Consecutive Blunder in Two GWG games... Two reactions that caught the eye. grin

- Frank Onyeka: Just bent down and was like... "De Ja Vu, this Boy AGAIN??!!"

- Ebube Duru: Arms akimbo on his waist and was perhaps like... "If Foreign pro fit do this one, wetin go be my hope as local man? See as him wan spoil my Main team debut. So him still dey suffer Post-Afcon PTSD... Nna Life no balance ooo"

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by charlesemeka85(m): 12:35pm On Sep 24
Liverpool icon John Barnes has insisted that Ethan Nwaneri is not in the same bracket as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they broke into the Barcelona and Sporting Lisbon first team respectively.

The England U17 international of Nigerian descent made history last Sunday when he came on as a late substitute against Brentford.

Aged 15 years and 181 days, Nwaneri became the youngest player to feature for Arsenal's first team in a competitive fixture and became the first 15-year-old to play in the English Premier League, breaking the record previously held by Harvey Elliot who was 16 years and 30 days old when he played for Fulham in May 2019.

In what has been deemed as a political decision by the Gunners hierarchy, manager Mikel Arteta handed a first team debut to Nwaneri amid speculation surrounding his future, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool among the clubs keeping tabs on his situation with a view to a possible move next year.


Barnes, who himself was an exciting young player back in the day, reckons that Nwaneri will not play on a regular basis for Arsenal's first team like Messi and Ronaldo when they started.

In quotes relayed by Metro UK, Barnes said : "If you look at the future, the future looks bright for Arsenal in terms of a lot of the young players.

"Saka, you know, Martinelli, Odegaard. They’ve got a good, young team. But a 15-year-old being given his debut?

"You should leave him alone because of course, Theo Walcott made his debut at 16 and this young boy coming in is not going to be anywhere near Arsenal’s first team to be honest with you, when push comes to shove.

"It’s great for Arsenal to say we’ve got good young players coming through.

"But all of a sudden, I don’t want people to then put so much pressure on this young boy because he made his debut to say he should be playing all the time.

"It’s great for him and great for Arsenal for the future.

"I’m not saying it’s a gimmick because he’s good enough to obviously be playing but I don’t think it’s a situation whereby you’re looking at a Lionel Messi at 16 or Cristiano Ronaldo knowing that he’s going to go in the team and play every week.

"So it’s good news at Arsenal pushing their youngsters through but I don’t want to put pressure on this young boy and all of a sudden overemphasise that he should be playing this season or even next season."

Nwaneri is currently on England U17 duty and helped the Young Lions thrash Czech Republic 3-0 in their opening game of the Syrenka Cup on Friday.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by Mujtahida: 12:36pm On Sep 24
codemaniacs:


You're right. But Nigeria also has mad squad depth just that our local coaches and technical coaches don't have a playing pattern and don't prioritize team work and also don't prioritize crossing and set plays or set pieces.

Brazil's teamwork, set pieces and wing plays and quick football is what making them beat Ghana.

2 of Brazil's goals are from set pieces. The second goal was Richalison's first time shot, most Nigerian players won't shoot that one first time.
Iwobi will. He's currently the most intelligent footballer in our team

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by Odunayaw(m): 12:36pm On Sep 24

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by Mujtahida: 12:37pm On Sep 24
joelsteron:


Nigeria do not have mad squad anything. Just few average ball playing players. The rest are overrated that are just playing for the money.
Agreed without reservation.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by Mujtahida: 12:41pm On Sep 24
Danielnino00:


Belgium don't have the kind of squad Brazil has..
Hazard is no longer as good as he was, so it's mostly De Bryune carrying the team...
South Americans generally play football better than the Europeans... The Europeans just have the best sporting infrastructure in the world which is a huge advantage
I disagree with the bolded. In that age when football was all about dribbles and flair, I'd have agreed with you but in this age of tactics and strategy, Europeans are the undisputed champions of world football. Since 1998 (with the exception of 2002 WC) Europeans have passed on the WC among themselves like say na Akara
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by Mujtahida: 12:42pm On Sep 24
Danielnino00:


I wonder self..
We had Ajayi, Ekong, Collins and Awazeim in defence...

If we play them now, our best defensive set up would be Akpogunma at RCB, Bassey at LCB, Aina and Zaidu on the flanks... a better defensive set up than that of 2019 IMO ... Na goalkeeper be the issue
But Brazil has become better in the attack than in 2019

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by Odunayaw(m): 12:43pm On Sep 24
Curtisaxel10:
Now that I have watched the game, I am no longer so angry about the result. Okoye made a doltish error and they got a penalty.
Lucky goals.

It appears we played better than them overall, creating chances which were sadly, wasted by our forwards. We even got an identical chance to the one Okoye gifted them but our striker blew the chance. And we started the game with what is pretty much our second eleven.

BTW, Iwobi's goal was pure class.
The chance they threw away that was identical to Okoye's error was pure filth.

It's like Iwobi has perfected shooting from that point of the pitch
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by charlesemeka85(m): 12:50pm On Sep 24
Odunayaw:
shocked This guy is a natural disaster
the guy needs to quit football

All he was doing in the Dutch league last season na wash cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by Mujtahida: 12:52pm On Sep 24
Kog45:
Okoye just not a good keeper.I love that Iwobi screamer.Nice goal from Dessers.We conceded from Okoye poor goalkeeping and a penalty.Hope to see better eagles on Tuesday against Algeria.
Okoye should not be keeping for us. Him no be am.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by daveP(m): 12:58pm On Sep 24
The buildup to the iwobi goal, i was pissed. We had 5bofies in their box and they can't even work together to do something tangible with the ball. See that one that wanted to shoot from a tight and blind angle as his teammates were better positioned. Rebound falls to Iwobi and he buries it like Oliseh. Yeah, we can give the excuse of the quality of the friendly. But aren't they supposed to even take better advantage of them?


They will use excuse to finish Okoye career very soon. Every lil thing, he's young and he'll learn. Isokay.


Is Ethan related to Obinna Nwaneri?

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by Odunayaw(m): 12:59pm On Sep 24
charlesemeka85:
the guy needs to quit football

All he was doing in the Dutch league last season na wash cheesy cheesy cheesy
No need to sugarcoat am

At this junction I can only wish he is a late bloomer because wetin be this!

He needs to visit a strong man of God

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by daveP(m): 12:59pm On Sep 24
gannod:






You are spot on. The good keepers Nigeria had in the past were from the NPFL. Why is it difficult for these goalkeeper trainners to pick from the league?


I don't think Remo's Bankole can do that nonsense Okoye did yesterday.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by joelsteron: 1:00pm On Sep 24
If Algeria or any team wants to beat eagles they should take shots from outside box. E get why grin
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by charlesemeka85(m): 1:02pm On Sep 24
Odunayaw:
No need to sugarcoat am

At this junction I can only wish he is a late bloomer because wetin be this!

He needs to visit a strong man of God
I swear, had high hopes on him but I don’t see him living up to those expectations to be honest

Still young but……..

The nff and jpes should scout for keepers from the local league for now
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Road To AFCON 2023, 2025 And 2026 World Cup by chrisooblog: 1:03pm On Sep 24
Sorry for going off topic but seeing highlights from Federer's farewell was really emotional especially when his great rivals Nadal and Djokovic cried too. cry cry cry

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