Friday, 24 November, 2017

Super Eagles Aiming To Shock 'Messi-less' Argentina

Super Eagles Super Eagles of Nigeria
Elias Hubbard | 15 November, 2017, 01:30

"In the few days CAF will meet to deliberate a proposal by the NFF president on using the Federation Internationale de Football Association window in March for the World Cup flag bearers to play friendly matches ahead of Russia 2018", he said.

Nigeria came back from 2-0 down to confound the Argentines 4-2 in the highly anticipated friendly clash.

Nigeria's Super Eagles on Tuesday evening came back from two goals down to overcome a Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russian Federation.

"My biggest worry was the way the team played when we were behind".

Ever Benega opened the scoring from a free kick to put Argentina ahead in the 27th minutes, before Manchester City Forward Sergio Agüero tapped home Pavó's cross to double the South American's lead nine minutes later.

Speaking after the game also, Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi spoke on why the team had a shaky start and how the coach boosted their confidence at halftime.

Seven minutes after the restart of the encounter, Alex Iwobi drew both sides level followed by Brian Idowu's debut goal for the Super Eagles.

Aguero, who recovered from broken ribs to resume playing this month, was taken to hospital for checks after his collapse in the dressing room. He ought to take the blame for the second goal against Nigeria due to his bad positioning. Just as Algeria coach, Rabah Madjer pointed him out as the most lethal in the Eagles forward line, the Arsenal player scored two handsome goals and was constantly a threat to the Argentines each time he had the ball in his legs.

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