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Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria: Rating Of Nigeria Super Eagles Players



The Nigerian Super Eagles came through with a big win in the reverse fixture against Guinea-Bissau before their host fans, all thanks to Moses Simon first half spot kick which separated the two sides at full time.

With the win, the Nigeria Super Eagles thus makes up for it’s disappointing first leg loss and has gone ahead to top the group following their slim win in Guinea-Bissau.

Following the team exciting outing, below is a rating of the individual performances of the Nigeria Super Eagles team.

1. Francis Uzoho (7/10)
Uzoho was much more composed in the Eagles big win. The Cyprus based goalkeeper had few moments but they few times he was called to action, he gave a good save to keep the Eagles ahead.

2. Bright Samuel-Osayi (10/10)
Arguably Super Eagles man of the match, Samuel-Osayi was a beauty playing from the right back position.

The Fenerbache Defender seamless movement offensively gifted the team the penalty which produced the only goal.

3. Zaidu Sanusi (8/10)
Unlike in the first leg, Zaidu was a handful for the team. The FC Porto was solid defensively and caused more harms offensively. Formed a good partnership with Moses Simon down the channel.

4. Kenneth Omeruo (8/10)
Leganes defender,. Kenneth Omeruo was drafted in to take the place of Calvin Bassey in the game. The experienced center back brought in lots of experience to the backline as he made timely tackles and clearance.

5. Semi Ajayi (8/10)
Ajayi gave a good account of himself. Great partnership with Omeruo but had his rating reduced the few times he gave away balls cheaply as well few moments of indesicion.

6. Frank Onyeka (8/10)
Onyeka who took the place of Wilfred Ndidi showed character and resilient. Onyeka was virtually everywhere, won most second balls which helped the team maintain possession.

7. Alex Iwobi (9/10)
Iwobi came to the party and gave in his all. The Everton man was virtually everyone and strived to make things happen for the Eagles from the middle of the park.

8. Samuel Chukwueze (8/10)
A decent one from Samuel Chukwueze, his cohesion with Samuel-Osayi made their wing lively but had his rating reduced as he failed to make key moments count.

9. Moses Simon (8/10)
Scored the winning goal, Moses Simon who took the place of Ademola Lookman in the starting XI was lively to his duties, formed a great working partnership alongside Zaidu Sanusi down the line.

10. Terem Moffi (8/10)
Moffi who took thee place of Kelechi Iheanacho in the starting XI had a good show. The OG Nice striker partnership with Victor Osimhen was decent but failed to convert few begging chances.

11. Victor Osimhen (8/10)
Napel striker, Osimhen was lively today unlike in the first game in Abuja. Osimhen was presented with few goal scoring opportunities but failed to utilize.

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Argentina U-20 Vs Nigeria U-20: World Cup Round of 16 clash Preview




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2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosts Argentina face Nigeria in a Round of 16 clash. Here is a preview of the match.

WHERE WILL THE MATCH BE PLAYED : The Argentina U-20 Vs Nigeria U-20 Round of 16 clash will take place at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario in Argentina

WHEN WILL THE MATCH BE PLAYED: Wednesday May 31, 2023

KICKOFF TIME: 10pm [Nigerian time]

HEAD TO HEAD: Argentina and Nigeria have met severally in a football match but at U-20 level, their only meeting was at the final of the 2005 U-20 World Cup in Netherlands.

A Lionel Messi brace inspired Argentina to victory in that game.

JOURNEY TO THE LAST 16: Argentina defeated Uzbekistan, Guatemala and New Zealand to arrive at the Round of 16 with a perfect record while Nigeria qualified as one of the best 3rd placed teams after finishing behind Brazil and Italy in group D.

The Flying Eagles secured wins over Dominican Republic and Italy before bowing to Brazil in the last group match.

WHO ARE FAVOURITES: Argentina will definitely start as favourites due to their pedigree as the most successful team in the competition history, perfect record in the 2023 edition and expected home support by their fans.

PREDICTION: Despite the huge signs pointing towards a win for the South Americans, Nigeria did prove in their 2-0 win over Italy that they are a team to reckon with.

The Flying Eagles will not be pushed over, expect a keen contest that will produce goals.

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‘ We are no pushovers ‘- Flying Eagles Coach says ahead of Argentina game




Ladan Bosso

Flying Eagles of Nigeria Head Coach Ladan Bosso has said his team will not be pushovers when they face Argentina in the Round of 16 of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The Nigeria U-20 boys finished as one of the best 3rd placed teams to setup a game vs tournament hosts Argentina in the last-16.

With the South Americans heavily tipped as favourites to win the match on Wednesday May 31, Flying Eagles Head Coach Ladan Bosso has said it will be wrong for anyone to underrate a team at this stage of the tournament.

Bosso declared is charges are ready to give the game same push like their opponents.

He said “This is the World Cup and it is wrong to under-rate any team. We won two of our three matches and had the same number of points in our group as Brazil and Italy. We are no pushovers in this campaign.

“It is going to be an interesting game. We want the quarter-final ticket and the Argentines also want the quarter-final ticket. We will go in there and dig our feet into the ground.” Bosso promised.

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Nigeria land in Buenos Aires for Brazil game




The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Buenos Aires ahead of their FIFA U-20 World Cup group D clash vs Brazil.

Nigeria and Brazil will lock horns in the final group D matchday away from Mendoza where the Flying Eagles have enjoyed success.

It was in Mendoza that the Coach Ladan Bosso tutored Flying Eagles defeated Dominican and Italy to seal a round of 16 spot with a game to spare.

The team has said goodbye to Mendoza and have returned to Buenos Aires were they underwent final camping before the ongoing U-20 World Cup.

The game between group D third placed team Brazil and first placed Nigeria will take place at the Estadio Unico Diego Maradona in La Plata on Saturday, May 27.

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