Mon. May 16th, 2022

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Super Eagles bounced back to winning ways with a convincing 2-0 victory over the Central African Republic on Sunday at the Stade Omnisport in Douala, Cameroon.

First-half goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen helped the Super Eagles put behind them the embarrassing defeat to the same opponents in Lagos four days earlier.

Leon Balogun Scores His Very First Goal For Nigeria

Balogun netted his first goal for the Super Eagles since making his debut in 2014. The goal has definitely redeemed him of the goal the team conceded against CAR at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Thursday. He took his goal really well, smashing home from a deep Awaziem cross.

Eagles Must Stop Needless Long Balls

In the absence of a creative midfielder, the Super Eagles resorted to playing long balls that hardly resulted to any goal scoring opportunities for Nigeria against a well organised Central Africa Republic defence. Gernot should do well instilling a confident team versed in consistent ball-passing game plans.

Musa, Finally Complete 100 caps For Nigeria

Ahmed Musa has joined the league of players in the Super Eagles that have won 100 caps for the senior national team. He has joined the likes of Vincent Enyeama and Joseph Yobo with the same record.

Osimhen – Always With An Eagle Eye For Goal

No doubt, Victor Osimhen has proven to be Nigeria’s exciting talent as it concerns goal scoring. Although he was kept quiet at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, the Napoli striker stepped his game up by netting the second goal in Douala. He could have scored a brace but his other hopeful effort was blocked by a CAR defender.

Aribo – Efficient In The Midfield

Joe Aribo made amends of his poor display in the first leg by improving his ball distribution in the midfield against the Wild Beasts of Central African Republic.

Despite his energetic performance, Moses Simon was often guilty of slowing down a progressive attack each time the Super Eagles were on the offensive play.

Simon Moses – Holds Play Too Long

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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