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Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by olajay86(m): 6:21pm On Jun 26, 2019
Nigeria has become the first team at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, to book a spot in the last 16.

The Super Eagles defeated their biggest rival in Group B Guinea by a lone goal on Wednesday, to confirm their place in the next round.

So, what are the five things we learnt from the fixture at Alexandria?


1. Easy draw in the next round: With Gernot Rohr’s all but certain to finish top of Group B, they will likely get a third-placed team in the Round of 16. Although there are no small countries anymore in (African) football, it would be better to face the heavyweights much later in the competition.


2. Omeruo, Man of the Match: The defender, who spent last season on loan at Leganes from Chelsea, was in sparkling form against Guinea. Solid at the back, Omeruo proved decision at the other end of the pitch, rising highest to head in the winner. A lot of fans and pundits were surprised he kept his place ahead of Troost-Ekong, to partner the returning Leon Balogun. But on the strength of today’s performance, he justified his selection.


3. The Iwobi conundrum: Following the victory over Burundi, there were widespread calls for Rohr to drop skipper John Obi Mikel and start Alex Iwobi as a no. 10. The German listened and made the change. But the Arsenal man was a huge let down overall. He was jittery and clumsy all through the first half and only improved a bit after the break. The search for his uncle Jay Jay Okocha’s replacement is still on.


4. Akpeyi much better: Although it took the Kaizer Chiefs’ stopper just two minutes to flap at his first ball, he produced a much more assured performance. Credit has to be given to the Omeruo-Balogun axis in front of him, that served as a wall of resistance.


5. Kick Keita Out: Paul Put started the Liverpool midfielder against the Super Eagles, hoping that he would pull the strings against the three-time champions. Instead, Keita was given a kick around by Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo and hardly stayed on his feet to influence the game. Jurgen Klopp must have been grinding his teeth, as his man kept falling and rolling around in agony. He was eventually substituted off.

http://www.titopeblog.com/2019/06/nigeria-vs-guinea-5-things-we-learnt-as.html

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Ajoboss(m): 6:24pm On Jun 26, 2019
Iwobi still better Dan Mikel in dat 10

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Nobody: 6:50pm On Jun 26, 2019
Here are my thoughts

1.Our squad has depth.

2.Rohr is not yet certain with his first eleven. It seems he hasn't fully grasped their Swot. He still has to improve tactically.

3.Omeruo and Balogun partnership seem better than the oyibo wall. Thanks to Leganas for bringing out the best in omeruo.Mr shaking method was shielded from the almost non existence threat from the guineans. Ekong gives away the ball easily to the opponent so he should sit on the bench.


4.Ndidi and Etebo did a great job on keita. I noticed that the midfield collapsed after the substitution of Iwobi.

5.Ighalo gave his best but he was selfish. Am still not settled with Onauchu. I think it's high time Osimhen is given a chance to start against Madagascar, dude had a better season in Belgium than Onauchu did in Norway.


Paul pot lost narrowly to 9ja in 2013 with the same scoreline as he did today. He will be looking forward to beat us some day.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by sparog(m): 7:21pm On Jun 26, 2019
Everybody is rejoicing and happy now ooh, wait till the team begins to phuck up and you'll see all sort of
derogatory comments

Anyway, congrats to Nigeria for this win and I hope we will win when it really matters the most

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by tstx(m): 7:21pm On Jun 26, 2019
Okay
Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by christinme224(m): 7:22pm On Jun 26, 2019
Real
Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by 88natzy(m): 7:22pm On Jun 26, 2019
Tt

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by czarina(f): 7:22pm On Jun 26, 2019
Nawa o.... Just now now, 5 lesson and carols don come out.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by felixmuyiwa: 7:23pm On Jun 26, 2019
@Mizmae come and buy this space

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Femich18(m): 7:23pm On Jun 26, 2019
Congrats to Super Eagles and Nigerians as a whole.

Super Eagles where just too wasteful. They need to improve especially in at the front of goals if truly we want to go far in the competition...


All the same it was a good match. Congrats to us once again

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by NOL2dworld(m): 7:23pm On Jun 26, 2019
A job well done Eagles.

Eyes on the trophy.

No excuse grin

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by stano2(m): 7:24pm On Jun 26, 2019
Abeg, Musa is super good from crosses to runs, stamina and he is not selfish at all. Musa 10/10

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Benekruku(m): 7:25pm On Jun 26, 2019
Ajoboss:
Iwobi still better Dan Mikel in dat 10


shocked shocked shocked

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by prinsam30(m): 7:25pm On Jun 26, 2019
the rejected son of chelshit has won the hearts of Nigerians home and abroad including Abramovic

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by yinkus6750(m): 7:26pm On Jun 26, 2019
Just damn lucky they won.
Fumbling and wobbling.
Tho , Guinea not a push over.
Better they improve in future matches

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Righteousness89(m): 7:26pm On Jun 26, 2019
Our Number 9 should be cautioned on his selfishness! We don't need dt at all!

Musa dashing Runs were good

Our Number 2 also did a great job

Solid performance from Ndidi and Etebo

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by success1smyn(m): 7:28pm On Jun 26, 2019
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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by davillian(m): 7:28pm On Jun 26, 2019
Musa performed extremely well, but ighalo dint position for most of the ground crosses.
Now that iwobi no sabi anything , poor passes and he doesn't even drive in.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Saheed9: 7:30pm On Jun 26, 2019
Where's Jarus? I could vividly remember his apt analysis years back

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Drabeey(m): 7:31pm On Jun 26, 2019
Saheed9:
Where's Jarus?

Call him man!
Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by mytime24(f): 7:31pm On Jun 26, 2019
sad
Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by kenzysmith(m): 7:31pm On Jun 26, 2019
Nigerians wetin una want? Una use calculators una go complain, now we qualified without stress una still dey complain d coach was d one who select the 23players for the nations cup,who he decide to start he ve his own reasons for doing so, u people should allow him do his job as a coach. That what he is been paid for. Make una free d guy biko

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Omoikarekimire(m): 7:32pm On Jun 26, 2019
I know this Nigeria team is not performing well for now.Ighallo made a mistake not passing ball to Ahmed Musa on the left. Pray they should not meet tough team before semifinal.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by deavicky(m): 7:32pm On Jun 26, 2019
My own stake is that we need aggressive attackers. We are just wining with a slim margin which is not good. If we meet any team that can score, we are in trouble as we can not reciprocate.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Starhearts: 7:32pm On Jun 26, 2019
Useless team

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by caprini1: 7:34pm On Jun 26, 2019
OP did you watch a different game? Iwobi was the only attacker seriously troubling the Guinean keeper,it was his deflected shot that we scored from the resulting corner.......abeg its only Safarigirl that should be posting football analysis in Nairaland biko!

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Starboytwo(m): 7:37pm On Jun 26, 2019
Moses Simon, one word - Beast

Aina will play Top level football


Meanwhile, I have tried to see most of the matches in this tourney and I can say I have yet to see that team I feel is better than the SE...This is a solid team as it can get..nd a lot of people seems to have confidence in this team moving forward... That is a good thing, very very good...

And ighalo should have scored one goal today, on the long run he is not very very very reliable What if we needed that goal? Hun undecided

We badly needed an Attacking midfielder wey fit ball..

Anyway solid display from the EAGLES

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by Okezedan(m): 7:37pm On Jun 26, 2019
Super eagles are the only team in this Afcon, that's playing beautiful football. The rest are using power power to win

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Re: Nigeria Vs Guinea: 5 Things We Learnt As Super Eagles Qualify For Round Of 16 by wealthyhenry(m): 7:37pm On Jun 26, 2019
czarina:
Nawa o.... Just now now, 5 lesson and carols don come out.
grin. We no dey waste time grin

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