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S/Eagles showed they can face world’s best with Brazil draw, football enthusiasts say

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Some football enthusiasts on Sunday described as commendable the efficiency of the Tremendous Eagles against Brazil, saying the crew showed it can play against the best on this planet.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the Tremendous Eagles drew 1-1 with five-times world champions Brazil in a pulsating encounter on the Singapore Nationwide Stadium in Kallang.

The three-times African champions took the lead after 35 minutes.

That was when Joe Aribo discovered house in a packed penalty field to rifle in a low shot and seize his second objective in two worldwide appearances.

Brazil equalised three minutes into the second half when Casemiro fired house from shut vary after he was the quickest to react when a Marquinhos header got here again off the woodwork.

A cross-section of football enthusiasts who spoke to NAN in Abuja in separate interviews after the match famous that they had been plenty of positives for the Tremendous Eagles from the match.

NAN experiences that the Tremendous Eagles had additionally recorded a 2-2 draw against hosts Ukraine in a world pleasant at Dnipro on Sept. 10.

Ex-international Nduka Ugbade mentioned the Tremendous Eagles showed sufficient for everybody to be excited with what was to return from them.

Ugbade added that with extra high-profile friendlies such as this the crew might stand tall with the best on this planet.

“The thrilling young names in motion at the moment (Sunday) have as soon as once more produced a efficiency that exhibits plenty of promise for the brand new period.

“Aribo, the midfielder who was making solely in a second look for the Eagles, as soon as once more caught the attention with his power, drive and penetrative runs into the opposition penalty field.

“Victor Osimhen additionally gave a great account of himself and showed he could possibly be Tremendous Eagles’ number 9 for a very long time.

“Although he was unable to seek out the web, he tormented the defence all by way of his keep on the pitch with his tempo, motion and hold-up play.

“Even more exciting was the fact that he was part of a fluid front-four that included Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon,” he mentioned.

Emmanuel Babayaro, additionally an ex-international, was stuffed with reward for goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye, including that they each put up a powerful, competent and world class efficiency in-between the sticks.

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“Uzoho showed glorious agility in reducing out the occasional threats posed by the Brazilians and was additionally alert to foil a number of goal-bound makes an attempt.

“It was certainly a disgrace that he needed to go away the scene after twisting his leg as he went for the ball from a Brazil nook kick. I want him fast restoration.

“His alternative, Okoye, additionally put in a great shift and was not a lot troubled as he showed calmness inbetween the sticks for the Eagles.

“I think with what I have seen today, I can confidently say our goalkeeping problems have been almost, if not completely, taken care of,” the previous goalkeeper mentioned.

Godwin Bamigboye, the Chairman, Nigeria Football Coaches Affiliation, FCT Chapter, mentioned the end result against Brazil would increase the morale of the Eagles to attain even higher outcomes for the nation.

“The boys’ general efficiency is worthy of commendation. They certainly proved to the world that they aren’t any push-overs as they began the sport with good tempo, passion and depth.

“Uzoho was sensible within the recreation. His best within the Tremendous Eagles shirt. However, finally, it’s the efficiency of the front-four that has had me excited with what’s to return.

“Chukwueze was additionally a thorn within the flesh of the Selecao all through, and created plenty of goal-scoring probabilities for the Eagles.

“After all, they are removed from the completed product. Nonetheless very young and uncooked, and Iwobi, Chukwueze, Moses and Osimhen might make occasional errors against skilled and prime opposition.

“However, as they showed against Brazil at the moment (Sunday), they possess the abilities and expertise to do nice issues with the Tremendous Eagles.

“As for his or her inexperience, coach Gernot Rohr has the time to work with them.

“With no major tournament until 2021, the Super Eagles can keep finetuning with good friendly games like the one against Ukraine and Brazil,” he mentioned.

NAN additionally experiences that the end result was an enormous confidence-booster for the Tremendous Eagles, who start their race to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho subsequent month.

It was additionally an enormous enchancment from Nigeria’s 0-Three defeat to the Selecao in a pleasant match in Abuja in June 2003.



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