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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Fired Up Angola Test — Iwobi

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Fired Up Angola Test — Iwobi

Alex Iwobi has said the Super Eagles are fired up for their quarter-final clash against the Palancas Negras of Angola.

Jose Peseiro’s men will be up against the Palancas Negras at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan on Friday.

The Super Eagles recorded an impressive 2-0 victory against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the Round of 16 last Saturday.

Iwobi claimed the players will look to replicate same performance against Pedro Goncalves’ side.

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“Both teams want to qualify for the semi-final. For us we have to attack and defend well as we have done in previous games. We want to qualify for the next stage of the competition, Iwobi said at a press conference on Thursday.

“It’s important for us to respect them (Angola). To get to this stage of the competition is a great achievement for them. They are a very good side with quality players.

“We have kept three clean sheets since the first game which is good for the team and has scored goals as well.

“We must fight to win the game.All of us must give our best on the pitch.”

By Adeboye Amosu in Abidjan

Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf

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  • The eagles are capable of wining the match I believe they can do it with 3-4-3 formation Angola will fall.Zaidu Sanusi is minus one he has not been playing well the coach should replace him with Bruno Onyemechi.Alasan Yusuf should start ahead of Iwobi.

    • Ben K 3 months ago

      Coach, you are seeing them trained

    • SeanT 3 months ago

      @Stan, God bless you. I think say na only u dey see am o. The Zaidu and Iwobi are minus 2 and that’s the reason SE have struggle to keep the ball. Yusuf should replace Iwobi since he’s more aggressive, has better work rate and yet can still assist going forward. Onyemachi should immediately be drafted in. We all see what the guy did in the last 3 matches he played when Sanusi was injured

      Tbh i couldn’t believe my eyes when i didn’t see the guy in the line up when the tournament started. The 3 to 4 matched he played for SE in the qualifiers and probably friendly, Sanusi has never perform up to that level in all his matches for the Eagles. The guy is just overrated bcos he plays for Porto. He didn’t merit that No. 3 shirt.

      Onyemachi, is very good with the ball on his feet. He offers a lot offensively with decent and perfect cross into the box where Osimhen and the likes can benefit from. He also defends well. I just hope Sanusi is not fit for that match and hope the block head coach put in Onyemachi to replace him and Yusuf for Iwobi

  • Edoman 3 months ago

    Iheanacho should play ahead of Zaidu. He had not played to the standard that was expected of him.

  • #seanT you knows foot ball very well

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