AFCON Qualifier - Nigeria vs Seychelles Preview
AFCON Qualifier - Nigeria vs Seychelles Preview

Great Performance – Ogu Hails Super Eagles

Hapoel Beer Sheva midfielder John Ogu has praised the Super Eagles for their hard work grinding out a 3-0 win over Seychelles in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier at the Linite Stadium Victoria.

Ogu who was an unused substitute in the encounter watched from the bench as goals from Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo secured a comfortable win on a tough synthetic pitch.

“Great team performance from the boys on a strong and tough synthetic pitch.👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼. Naija all the way 🇳🇬🇳🇬,” the 30 year old midfielder tweeted after the game.

Nigeria remain third in group E with three points from two games while Libya maintained their top spot after playing out a goalless draw with South Africa at the Moses Mabhida Stadium Durban on Saturday.

Nigeria will fly out of Victoria Seychelles on Sunday to Lagos and leave immediately for Monrovia where they will face Liberia in an international friendly match on Tuesday.

Three Things Learnt In Today’s Match

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men not very impressive: The Eagles got the job done quite alright. But over 90 minutes, you get a feeling that they should have absolutely crushed their hosts. When the passes were not delayed, they went astray and the play was sloppy at times. Let’s hope it is the pitch.

2. Victor Moses will not be missed: Nigerian fans on social media, could not stop purring over Simon Kalu. The winger was easily the best player in the green and white and tormented the Seychelles defence over and again. He was replaced by Henry Onyekuru, who showed encouraging glimpses in the few minutes he was on the pitch. With Victor Moses hanging up his boots, Rohr would be glad to have both of them in his squad.

3. Seychelles, whipping boys: From the day the draws were made, you already knew that the Seychellois would be the team everyone would get points from. The Pirates shipped in five goals in their first game against Libya and could have easily conceded the same number against Nigeria. Nothing to be ashamed of, as most of their players have day jobs and football for them is part time.