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Tunisia Vs Nigeria: Flying Eagles Players Rating



The Nigeria U-20 earlier today emerged third in the U-20 AFCON on-going in Egypt.

After losing its semi-finals tie against, Gambia U-20, the Nigeria Flying were poised to end the competition on a high as they eye a win against Tunisian U-20 side.

Flying Eagles third place opponent’s, Tunisian U-20 side hoped to take a medal back home as they eye a third place finish when they face Nigeria U-20 side.

The exciting game lived up to its billing and had the Nigeria Flying Eagles emerging third following its 4-0 resounding win against Tunisian U-20.

Below is a rating of the Flying Eagles Players against Tunisian U-20.

1. Chijioke Aniagboso (8/10)
Aniagboso recorded it’s (3) clean-sheet as he took charge in between the sticks to ensure a big win for the team as he strived to maintain a clean slate.

2. Abel Ogwuche (8/10)
After coming into the Flying Eagles starting XI against Mozambique, Ogwuche remained outstanding althrough as he marshalled the backline to ensure a third place finish for the flying Eagles.

3. Benjamin Fredrick (8/10)
Just like his centre back pair Benjamin Fredrick showed off class against Tunisian as he kept it solid to keep Tunisian strikers at bay.

4. Solomon Agbalaka (9/10)
Sensational Agbalaka was handful for the flying Eagles team. Playing from the left back position, Agbalaka kept it solid down the channel and was useful to the team offensively.

5. Daniel Bameyi (8/10)
Playing from the right back position, Bameyi gave a good account of himself as he was pivotal to the clean-sheet recorded by the team.

6. Onuche Ogbelu (9/10)
Rock solid Ogbelu lived up to its hype. The Nigerian youngster gave a solid cover to the backline and was dangerous in the final third.

7. Samson Lawal (7/10)
Lawal struggled a bit in thee game playing from the midfield. As the game progressed, Lawal got his grooves back to return to his element.

8. Caleb Ochedikwu (8/10)
Ochedikwu showed off class in his first ever appearance in the tournament. The Flying Eagles youngster built a solids partnership with Onuche as they dominated middle of the park.

9. Ibrahim Muhammad (9/10)
A goal to his name, playing from the wings, Ibrahim Muhammad was a beauty to behold in the encounter as he went ahead to ice his cake with a goal.

10. Ahmed Abdullahi (9/10)
Ahmed Abdullahi redeemed his poor form in the competition with a goal, a goal which upped the team composure.

11. Sunday Jude (10/10)
Sunday was the cynosure of all eyes in the Flying Eagles big win. The wing-wizard recorded a brace in the keenly contested fixture

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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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