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Saudi Arabia vs Nigeria: Five (5) Nigeria Super Eagles Striking Options



The Nigeria Super Eagles will later tomorrow face the Saudi Arabia Senior National team in Portugal as part of the team lined up international friendlies ahead of its crucial world cup qualifiers series billed for next month.

Ahead of the camp opening in Faro, Portugal, Super Eagles gaffer shortlisted a ‘Killer Squa’ with the new scoring sensation and Bayern 04 Leverkusen talisman, Victor Boniface making the list alongside Hatayspor striker, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.

In the list comprising of Goalkeepers, Defenders, midfielders, here are(5) attacking options at the disposal of Super Eagles gaffer, Coach Jose Peseiro.

1. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)
Unarguably Super Eagles face of attack, the Napoli talisman who continued from where he stopped last season after delivering the Italian Serie A Scuderia has been in decent form for the Napel side and list as one of Coach Jose Peseiro attacking options ahead of its double header International Friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.

2. Victor Boniface (Bayern 04 Leverkusen, Germany)
The making his debut in the Super Eagles AFCON qualifiers game against Sao Tome and Principe, the Bayern 04 Leverkusen striker was handed invitation for the Super Eagles international friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.

The Bayern 04 Leverkusen striker who lists as one of Coach Jose Peseiro striking option has been on an incredible form in the Bundesliga, scoring 7goals in 7games for the Coach Xabi Alonso tutored side.

3. Terem Moffi (OG Nice, France)
Sensational Moffi who has been one most talked about player in the French Ligue 1 lists amongst the Coach Jose Peseiro attacking options in the double header International Friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.

Moffi unarguably ranks amongst most in-form Nigeria stars in Europe as he has been pivotal in the good run of form Enjoyed by OG Nice, scoring a brace and assist as OG Nice condemn Paris Saint Germain to defeat.

4. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)
Amongst Nigeria’s most in-form forward following his back to back goals for Leicester City lists amongst Coach Jose Peseiro attacking options in its friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.

Iheanacho who has been scoring week in, week out has propelled Leicester City on top of the summit as the continue their quest for promotion into the English Premier League.

5. Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain)
After earning a later call-up following Nottingham Forest striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, withdrawal, Umar list amongst Coach Jose Peseiro striking options.

Putting up decent performances since returning back from Nigeria, the gangling forward is expected to lead the attacking line for the Eagles if selected.

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World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria Super Eagles Possible XI Against Zimbabwe



After failing to pick maximum points in Nigeria against Lesotho, the Nigeria Super Eagles will continue it’s quest to participate in the 2026 World Cup haven been fixed to face Zimbabwe in Kigali, Rwanda tomorrow.

Known the importance of the fixture, Super Eagles gaffer, Coach Jose Peseiro, handed invite to (23) players as they are already in camp gearing up for the all important fixture.

With the absence of Super Eagles forward, Taiwo Awoniyi,who played against Lesotho but flown back to England owing to injury, Coach Jose will be forced to make changes in the squad to face Zimbabwe.

Ahead of the fixture tomorrow, here is a sketch of the Nigeria Super Eagles XI

In his usual 4-3-3 formation, Jose Peseiro will be sticking with Francis Uzoho in goal with a defensive backline four of Semi Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, Ola Aina and hardworking Bruno Onyemaechi replacing Jamilu Collins.

In the midfield, Coach Jose Peseiro will be sorting for creativity and is most likely to play the pair of Frank Onyeka with Victor Boniface playing at the back of the Center-Forward.

Upfront without Coach Jose is most likely to hand Terem Moffi a start following his influence in the last game and would be flanked on the wings with Moses Simon and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Nigeria’s possible starting lineup 4-3-3

Uzoho; Aina, Ajayi, Bassey, Onyemaechi; Simon, Onyeka, Iheanacho; Boniface, Moffi, Iwobi

Match details

Competition: CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Match: Zimbabwe vs. Nigeria

Venue: Kigali, Rwanda

Date: Sunday November 19, 2023

Kickoff time: 5 pm (Nigerian time)

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‘Hopefully, We Will Do A Lot More In The Next Game’ Kelechi Iheanacho Reassures Nigerians



Nigeria Super Eagles and Leciester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has reassured Nigerians to keep supporting the team as they continue their quest to book a place in the 2026 World Cup.

The Nigerian international took to his official Instagram handled to reassure millions of Nigerians to keep hope alive.

“Huge honour to captain the boys yesterday, I know this was a gave we have to win but we didn’t but got a point from it. Hopefully we will do a lot more in our next game and get the 3 points”

The Super Eagles of Nigeria yesterday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium started off his campaign for 2026 World Cup on a bad note haven been held to a 1-1 draw by Lesotho.

The fixture had the visitors, Lesotho, take an early lead in the second half but Süper Eagles defender Semi Ajayi equalized off a Kelechi Iheanacho assist from a set-piece.

Next for the Nigeria Super Eagles side is an away fixture to a Zimbabwe in Rwanda on Sunday.

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Nigeria Vs Lesotho: Superstars FA President Attracts Cameroonian Ex-International Patrick M’Boma



Prominent Cameroonian Ex-Interrnational and Africa Footballer Of The Year winner, Patrick M’Boma, added colour and glamour to the Nigeria Super Eagles World Cup qualifiers fixture against Lesotho played earlier today at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

The Cameroonian former footballer who has been in Uyo on the invitation of Superstars Football Academy,Uyo President, Hon. Victor Apugo, ranked amongst top dignitaries recognized before the Nigeria vs Lesotho fixture.

The Cameroonian born ex-footballler listed amongst the numerous top foreign scouts on ground in the Uyo based Academy side, Superstars Football Academy, annual scouting tournament.

Nigeria started the match dominating possession and creating several chances to open the scoring in the first half but lost momentum as the minutes ticked by. The visitors even had their chance to show their claws in the first period due to mistakes made by the home side
As a result, the first 45 minutes ended in a goalless draw. The Super Eagles took to the field with the same attitude to continue the match and Lesotho managed to take the lead due to their low pressure.

Tshwarelo Bereng took a corner-kick and Motlomelo Mkhwanazi finished it off to take the upper hand in the 56th minute of the match. After several changes made by coach Jose Pereiro, Nigeria found the equaliser in the 67th minute just as the opener was scored.

Semi Ajayi, who plays for English side West Bromwich Albion, restarted the match with a header after a corner-kick taken by his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho, who also plays in the Championship for Leicester City.

Nigeria were expected to win all three points in Thursday’s match but their lack of good efforts saw them share the points at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.

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