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



The Nigerian Super Eagles came through with a shambolic display which led to the team defeat against the ‘Wild Dogs’ of Guinea-Bissau, in one of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers fixture played earlier today at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

First half goal from Mama Balde was enough to seal all maximum points for the visitors at the expense of the Nigeria Super Eagles.

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

1. Francis Uzoho (6/10)

Once more Uzoho who retained his place in goal failed to keep a clean-sheet regardless coming through big the few times he was called to action.

2. Bright Samuel-Osayi (8/10)
Arguably Super Eagles man of the match, Samuel-Osayi was a beauty playing from the right back position.

Samuel lived up to expectations offensively and defensively and played a vital role which earnable Samuel Chukwueze to express himself.

3. Zaidu Sanusi (6/10)

Unlike Samuel-Osayi, Zaidu Sanusi failed to live upto expectations. The Guinea-Bissau side capitalized on his deficiency to always operate from his side often and on with many success.

Zaidu Sanusi contributed to the reason why Ademola Lookman wasn’t able to live up to his full potentials.

4. Kevin Akpoguma (6/10)

Akpoma was the weak link in the Eagles backline, many times, the defender was found napping and one of those times resulted to the visitors goal.

5. Calvin Bassey (7/10)

Adventurous Bassey was committed to cleaning up the mess in the Eagles backline.

His partnership with Kevin Akpoguma was below par as the lacked the needed cohesion,little wonder they were found napping in the build up of Guinea-Bissau goal.

6. Ndidi Wilfred (7/10)

Tho below par but a decent display from Ndidi Wilfred, the Leicester City winger won much tackles but had his rating reduced failing to convert a begging chance.

7. Alex Iwobi (8/10)

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 (7/10)

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. Ademola Lookman (5/10)

A total bad day in office it was for Ademola Lookman, the Atalanta winger was a shadow of himself in the game as basically nothing worked for him in the game.

10. Kelechi Iheanacho (5/10)

Iheanacho was more like a passenger in the game, Kelechi was a shadow of himself but had a decent rating following one scoring opportunity provided.

11. Victor Osimhen (7/10)

Napel striker, Osimhen arguably had a bad day in office. The little fed striker made things work for him but unfortunate not to score.

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AFCON Qualifiers: Nigeria Super Eagles Starting XI Against Guinea-Bissau



Barely few minutes away from Nigeria Super Eagles all important fixture against the ‘Wild Dogs’ of Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria Super Eagles gaffer, Jose Peseiro, has rolled out a stars studded starting XI for the game.

In his traditional formation, Coach Jose Peseiro opted for Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho in between the sticks.

In a four man defence set-up, Peseiro opted for the backline duo of Kevin Akpoguma and Calvin Bassey with Samuel Osayi and Zaidu Sanusi playing from the right and left back position respectively.

In the middle of the park, Peseiro unleashed Ndidi Wilfred to play from the defence midfield position alongside Everton midfielder, Alex Iwobi.

Down the flanks, Jose Peseiro opted for the duo of Samuel Chukwueze playing from the right hand channel and Ademola Lookman playing from the left hand.

With Victor Osimhen fit, the Napoli striker has been handed the role to lead attack for the Eagles with Kelechi Iheanacho playing from the supportive role.

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Paris 2024: Abiodun Ogunniyi Optimistic Olympics Eagles Will Overrun Guinea In Morroco To Qualify



Futbola klubs Auda and Olympic Eagles winger, Oluwatimilehin Abiodun Ogunniyi, has described Nigeria U-23 stalemate against Guinea U-23 as unfortunate but remained optimistic of the team causing an upset in the second leg of the fixture slayed for 28th March in Morroco.

In a post-match reaction, visibly gutted Oluwatimilehin Abiodun Ogunniyi expressed high optimism of him and the team getting the job done in Morocco.

“The first leg of the fixture is done and dusted and we have shifted our focus to the next fixture in Morroco”

“We played and gave in our best but we were unfortunate not to get a goal but it’s not the end of the road for us”

“We can possibly seal an U-23 AF ON ticket in Morroco and the whole team is resolute to make it happen”

“We have the quality and it’s now left for us to show quality by matching our opponent’s toe to toe in the second league”

After a disappointing draw at home, the Nigeria U-23 will have their fate in their hands as a win in Morroco will see the team through.

The winner on aggregate will qualify for the Africa U23 Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco later this year, at which Africa’s flag bearers at next year’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament will emerge

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