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2023 AFCONQ: Super Eagles To Depart For Morocco Saturday Evening Ahead São Tomé & Principe Clash

2023 AFCONQ: Super Eagles To Depart For Morocco Saturday Evening Ahead São Tomé & Principe Clash

The Super Eagles will depart for Marrakech Morocco this evening, ahead of their second Group A game of the 2023 AFCON qualifier against São Tomé and Principe on Monday, Completesports.com reports.

This was revealed by the Eagles’ media officer Babafemi Raji.

According to Raji, before departing for Morocco, the Eagles will train inside the MKO Abiola Stadium on Saturday morning at 10.30am.

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The training will be behind closed doors as fans and the media would not be allowed into the stadium.

Players and officials of the team will then depart for Morocco via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport,Abuja, at 7.15pm.

The Eagles got their 2023 AFCON qualifying campaign off to a positive note after beating Sierra Leone 2-1 on Thursday.

Despite falling behind following an early strike by Jonathan Morsay, the Eagles fought back thanks to goals from Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen.

For São Tomé and Principe, it was not the best of starts in the qualifiers as they were hammered 5-1 by Guinea-Bissau.

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  • Greenturf 1 year ago

    A relaxing and enjoyable game with three things in mind,good pitch,neutral ground and a weak opposition.
    Good luck super eagles…

  • Empire 1 year ago

    Moses Simon should stop taking set pieces, corner kicks, he has played over 70 kicks without a goal, If Lookman is not there, Alex should take it, he cant continue squandering chance on free kicks like that. Why is it that every single kick with the exception of goal kick, simon will always show up and balloon it. I have never seen him near set pieces in his club. Olisa Harold Ndah should be called up, we need him at our centre-back, we also need Yira Collins Sor, he is a better finisher than chukwueze…We need Taiwo Awoniyi in that team. Our defense line remain a suspect. I think the coaching crew should look for defenders in our NPL teams…There is no way we can not get players that are better than Ekong, Semi Ayayi, what happened to Kevin Akpoguma? why our coaching crews are no longer extending invitation to him? Our defense line have conceded a goal within 13 mins of each of our last four games, that is worrisome.

    • MuYiwa 1 year ago

      It is not about the players in the defence, it’s about the set up. There’s a lot of space in between the CBs. The coach has got to change his pattern to help fill up numbers in the midfield.

      • Greenturf 1 year ago

        We don’t press hard enough thereby leaving space for our opponents to explore.We are laid back,only wakes up after conceding.

    • Papafem 1 year ago

      Don’t say Sor is better than Chukwueze until he comes in to prove himself

  • JEROPAL 1 year ago

    The defence players are the culprit, Ekong is out of it. Ajayi is not good enough. We need defenders from the NPFL. They are rugged and quicker with zeal to be recognised. Overall we need just two players. DM8 and D6.

  • Hassan Tia 1 year ago

    Pesiero must make overhaul on defensive pattern of play for Super Eagles , because they have been lacking this trait since 94 generation who has ended; so this pattern must be on playiny with one combative and offensive or tow defensive midfielders just like Azubiuke Okechukwu or Usman Mohammed,Joel Obi or Nwankwo Obiora; on centre defence he must add Godfry Oboabona and Ozornwafor , on side back he must add Tyronne Ebuehi, Ehisibueh.

  • Sean 1 year ago

    Hmmm…From Yira Sor is better than Chukwueze to Defenders from NPFL to dominate our darling Super Eagles defence the to these names..Azubuike Okechukwu, Joel Obi, Nwankwo Obiora,, Godfrey Oboabona and Ozomwafor.
    Where are these people coming out from self?

  • MAJOR FLEX 1 year ago

    Best back line we can try out now

    Sanusi bassey ndah ola aina

    Bassey ozornwanfor ndah ebuehi

    Zaidu bassey ndah ebuehi

    Zaidu bassey ozornwanfor ndah(watch his debut for Nigeria)

    Please lets stop underrating bassey’s play making ability from centre back, go and watch second leg of rangers vs braga highlights to confirm, i feel he will be very effective attacking wise playing in cd too, he could act as an extra midfielder sometimes while cover is provided for him at the back, he does not even need to bump forward, man can still affect the game with his passes from deep there. Imagine ndah and bassey spraying those passes from back there or starting the build up from back there, the ecstasy! If we truely want to dominate games, in the big boys way, neatly, our best pairing is ndah(mr calmness and very good passer, technical) and bassey (too technical for a defender). We need adebayo at the back of these guys, what he lacks in height, he makes up for in ball playing(increasing our attacking potential) and reflex . Pesiero needs to be bold and see things for what they are, we can’t have anything better than what i have just listed. Our current pairings are discouraging, especially when playing the high line, they easily get turned and dispatched by strong and fast strikers, no reflex, jittery, and weak, see what bakayoko did to ajayi.

  • Ako AMADI 1 year ago

    The Super Eagles should play their home games in African countries that have better football pitches than that horrible and disgraceful ABUOLA stadium