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WC Qualifiers: Nigeria Super Eagles Players Ratings

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The Nigerian Super Eagles were served a rude shock as ‘Underdogs’, Central Africa Republic defeated the Nigeria National team in one of the Africa World Cup qualifiers series played today at the Telsim Balogun Stadium Lagos, Nigeria.

The Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr, opted for the (4-5-1) formation against the Central Africa Republic team, with Francis Uzoho in goal for the Super Eagles whilst Victor Osimhen led the front line.

Central Africa Republic, second halve substitute, Namnganda.k, 90mim goal was all the visitors needed to record it’s first prominent win in the Countries history.

Below are how well the Super Eagles players performed in the disappointing defeat against Central Africa Republic

Francis Uzoho

The Super Eagles goalkeeper was much of a spectator in the game as he was rarely called into action in the first halve. The goalie was called into action once in the second and pulled a massive save to keep the scoreline level not until the 90min he was beaten in goal. 7.

Leon Balogun

The Rangers Of Scotland defender showed off good composure on the ball and showed off why he always deserves a place in the National team starting line up. Aerially strong and had one shot on target regardless been beaten at the 90min which resulted to goal. 7

Troost-Ekong

The Watford defender had a good paring with Leon Balogun with the two center backs complementing one another. Troost made timely tackles and tried intiating attacks from the back as the midfielders failed in their duties. 7

The Brentford defensive midfielder replaced injured Leicester City, Ndidi Wilfred but failed to seal his place in the DM role for the Super Eagles. Frank performed below par especially in his offensive duties. 6

Ola Aina

The Torino man lived up to billing as he ran the channels expertly, delivered good crosses and defended stoutly. 8

Jamilu Collins

The left-full back added nothing extra to the team, offensively, his channels were ineffective as he failed to take risks offensively and was guilty of much back balls rather than being adventurous. 6

Chidera Ejuke

Jamilu Collins made the dashing winger ineffective althrough the first half as he failed to feed him down the channels knowing fully well of his assets.

The dashing winger played himself into the game as he hustled for balls and took the defenders to the cleaners with his skills and deft, Ejuke was a huge threat to the opponents. 8

Moses Simon

Daddy’ was a huge threat down the right hand side, performed his defensive and offensive duties diligently and was unfortunate not to hit target on two occasions. 8.

Joe Aribo

The Rangers midfielder Partnership with Frank Onyeka was unproductive. Aribo had his worst game in the colours of the national team . 5

Kelechi Iheanacho

Regardless been injured at the half hour mark in the first halve, the Leicester City striker didn’t live up to expectations as he went unnoticed in the game. 5

Victor Osimhen

The Napoli hitman had a bad day in office, Osimhen single handedly took the fight to the opponents regardless been well fed with passes and complimented surging forward.

The gangling striker had three good attempts on goal with one ricocheting off the woodwork. 9

Ahmed Musa
The former CSK Moscow winger changed the face of the game as he replaced Joe Aribo. The Super Eagles had more direct and penetrating passes when the ‘Governor’ piloted the middle of the park. 7

Samuel Kalu
The striker continued from where, Moses Simon, never stopped punishing the wing back and delivered good crosses that were poorly utilized.

Taiwo Awoniyi
The red-hot striker lighted up the attacking line on introduction for injured Kelechi Iheanacho.

Awoniyi came close twice to record a goal but was unfortunate seeing his good efforts saved by the opponents defenders. 7.

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Yusuf Abdullahi: Fast Rising Top Talent Dazzles In Nigeria Flying Eagles Training

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Highly rated Nigeria youngster, Yusuf Abdullahi, has been spotted in training with the Nigeria Under-20 team (Flying Eagles) as the team intensified preparations for football event in the All African Games which will take place in Ghana.

The sensational goal poacher who scored five goals in game in the Nigeria topflight league with Kano Pillars was handed invite by Coach Ladan Bosso upon return from Norway.

Afterwards his heroics, Yusuf Abdullahi, who has been a ‘hot cake’ in the transfer market has been in Norway where to negotiate a potential move to top Norwegian Eliteserien league giants.

Dazzling in the Nigeria Under-20 training Cup for All African Games, Coach Ladan Bosso, has been given thumbs up for his rich scouting network to ensure the best for the Nigeria Flying Eagles team.

The towering youngster, Yusuf Abdullahi, is tipped to bring in something different and outstanding in the Nigeria Flying Eagles team for All African Games with his killer instinct passes and goal scoring prowess.

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AFCON23: Nigerians Owes José Peseiro Apologies

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Failure as they said has no friends whilst success comes with lots of friends and family members inclusive.

Success never comes overnight as it requires time, consistency, believing in your craft will surely draw the much needed success closer than expected.

The Nigeria Super Eagles yesterday stepped into the semi-finals of the on-going African Cup Of Nations In Abidjan, Ivory Coast following its 1-0 win over Angola, all thanks to Lookman Ademola first half goal which was enough to separate the two sides at full time.

Prior to the African Cup Of Nations, the Nigeria Super Eagles were written off by its own country people following the team strings of poor run with its Portuguese gaffer, Jose Peseiro, described as an ‘incompetent’ Coach by many Nigeria Football enthusiasts.

José Peseiro suffered all manner of insults and cyber bullying by Nigerians as well as in the hands of the Nigeria Football Federation as he was forced to take a pay but he was undeterred knowing his worth and ability.

Nigeria Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peserio, suffered all manner of negative criticism from Nigeria Football enthusiasts, Journalists and Pundits starting from its Provisional list for the AFCON down to his list of 25 players for the competition.

The Portuguese gaffer amidst all negative criticism remained focused and never allowed side talks from naysayers distract him as he knows his Onion and was ready to prove it.

“We said it, the Nigeria Super Eagles team is too big for Jose Peserio to handle, the team cannot qualify for group stages ” these were words of many Nigerians, pundits and analysts after the team 1-1 draw in its first game in Group A against Equatorial Guinea.

The team squared up against host Nation, Ivory Coast and cruised to a 1-0 win and went ahead to record a 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau to secure a place in the round of 16 but still, the Coach Jose Peserio tutored side was under fire as they described the team qualification as a fluke.

In all group stages, the Nigeria Super Eagles team conceded only once and still stretched its clean-sheet with their 2-0 win over Cameroon in the round of 16 down to its 1-0 win over Angola in the quarter-finals.

Against all odds, against all criticism by Naysayers, Coach Jose Peserio has silenced all criticism against him with success stories following the Nigeria Super Eagles qualifications for the semi-finals of the AFCON.

At this point, Nigerian football enthusiasts, Journalists, Analysts and Pundits needs to unanimously come together and tender an apology to the Nigeria Super Eagles gaffer as his big feats in the AFCON has brought smiles in the faces of millions of Nigerians who called for his sack prior to the competition.

As early stated, Success takes time and requires consistent as Jose Peserio has turned around the fortunes of the Nigeria Super Eagles team in the AFCON with its high level of consistency in formations and personnel’s.

With the team setting it’s eyes on the trophy, Portuguese gaffer, Jose Peserio deserves an apology letter from all Nigerians who doubted his ability.

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Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Prepares for Challenging Quarterfinal Showdown Against Angola

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Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Gears Up For Tough Quarterfinal Clash With Angola

Jose Peseiro, the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, has revealed that the team is actively preparing for their upcoming quarterfinal match against Angola. After a recovery and training session in Abidjan, Peseiro shared valuable insights into the team’s preparations and provided an update on the condition of goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali.

Peseiro emphasized the significance of the recovery and training session in ensuring the players are in peak condition for the crucial quarterfinal clash. The session focused on maintaining the players’ fitness levels and sharpness as they gear up for the decisive stage of the tournament.

Regarding Stanley Nwabali, the team’s goalkeeper, a fitness test was conducted to assess his readiness. The medical team, along with Peseiro, is closely monitoring Nwabali’s condition, and decisions regarding his participation in the upcoming match will be based on the results of the evaluation.

With Peseiro’s strategic approach and the team’s dedicated focus, the Super Eagles are determined to face the tough challenge posed by Angola in the quarterfinals and advance further in the tournament.

Coach Jose Peseiro of the Super Eagles has emphasized the need for unwavering focus and a collective team effort as they gear up for the intense quarterfinal clash against Angola. Peseiro highlighted the importance of giving 100% effort in every aspect of preparation, including training, nutrition, and rest.

Recognizing the strength of the Angolan team, Peseiro emphasized the significance of meticulous planning and outstanding teamwork to secure victory in what is expected to be a challenging match.

“We must maintain complete focus, giving our all in every activity, every day – be it training, meals, or rest. Our team must operate at 100%. We are up against a formidable opponent in Angola. To emerge victorious, we need to deliver a fantastic performance.”

Under the guidance of Coach Peseiro, the Super Eagles are fully committed to meticulous preparation and a united team effort as they face the intense quarterfinal clash against Angola.

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