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Brilliant Iwobi Relishes Draw In Test Game Against Algeria

Brilliant Iwobi Relishes Draw In Test Game Against Algeria

Alex Iwobi has reacted to the Super Eagles 2-2 draw against Algeria in Friday’s test game at the Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium, Constantine.

Substitute Iwobi underlined the form that has seen been nominated for the Player of the Month for September in the Premier League with a sublime goal in the keenly contested encounter.

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Karim Aribi profited from Maduka Okoye’s howler to hand Algeria the lead on 33 minutes.

Iwobi equalised for the Super Eagles after the break, with fellow substitute, Cyriel Dessers handing Nigeria the lead for the first time later in the game .

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Aymen Mahious however equalised for Algeria from the spot.

The Everton star took to the social media to respond to the result.

“Good Test, We Go Again Tuesday,” he wrote on his Twitter handle.

Jose Peseiro’s side will face the Algeria main team in their second friendly next week Tuesday at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran.

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  • Ikeben 6 months ago

    Nigerian Journalists should give an accurate picture of how the match went and how we conceded the goals and also how we scored our goals. I first head Ekong mistake, later defensive mix-up then now Okoye howler. But in all no clear and definite description of the goal. If you actually watched the game, then give clear analysis of how we conceded. It will be wrong to just base it on assumption. That was how a Nigerian Journalist reported that Ndidi left camp because he was asked by the coach to play Center Back role. This position has been refuted by Nididi as false. It is better to keep quiet when you don’t have the information than to hastily give false account of our players.

  • I watched that school boy error from okoye. I think made a mistake to bring him in and give him first choice too early. He lacks confidence. He still needs help. My grandfather won’t commit such school boy error. But I believe he can become better. Definitely he does not deserve to be first choice in Nigeria

    On the match from highlights eagles played well. Should have scored more.

    The Tuesday game will be very interesting. Eagles will win.

    • MuYiwa 6 months ago

      School boy error indeed! Ederson, De Gea and other great GK who have made such even at the highest levels are also school boys. What would you say about Adeleye’s error in dealing with the cross from the right in the second half. Why are u biased against Okoye? Agreed, the boy needs to sit up, but we need to be objective in our analysis and judgemnts. Same goes to chuks above.

      • chuks 6 months ago

        Please stop making a baseless excuse for him, he clearly had enough time to get rid of the ball. Thats clearly a schoolboy error. lets give others a chance. For me he is not good enough

  • Tristan 6 months ago

    I’m going to criticize Calvin Bassey because while he’s excellent at left-back, his center-back game needs improvement. Calvin is too aggressive as center-back. When he can safely shepherd an attacker away from the goal, he tackles instead. He should learn that defending does not mean always tackling to get possession of the ball but means reducing the probability of an attacker scoring by reducing their ability to hit the ball on target. It is enough for a defender to allow an attacker possession but reduce his ability to shoot on target.

  • pompei 6 months ago

    We missed several chances. We could have scored 4 or more goals with more decent finishing.
    We conceded a goal from an incredible goalkeeping blunder. Poor Okoye. His calamitous error will hopefully not inflict too much damage on his already fragile confidence.
    Iwobi put up an impressive showing and capped it with a wonder goal. As I have said before, the guy is becoming an authority in the art of passing. Lovely passes all day coming from the educated boots of Iwobi.
    Finally, the referee awarded a dubious penalty which the Fennecs gratefully utilized to save their blushes. I must commend the diving skills of the Algerian forward. I think Algeria have found themselves a great candidate to compete in the next Olympics in the diving category.


    • Ololo 6 months ago

      Thank you pompie that was diving.. it is was a competitive game with VAR the penalty will be ruled out.. North Africa teams are known for such things ,, anyway good lessons for the boys.. they should expect more Diving on Tuesday

      • Ololo 6 months ago

        I’m surprised someone as factual as Dr Drey didn’t notice the diving from the Algerian player.. pls Dr Drey watch the highlight above ,it was slowed down so we can appreciate what really Went down. That can never be a penalty if it was a game cheating is impossible.. North African teams love to dive to win favors.. no wonder they hardly do well when the real game begins..

  • Douglas John Ufuoma 6 months ago

    The boys tried, the penalty is not bassi fault. Buffon has committed okoye blunder, even casillas and the other world best goalkeeper. On Tuesday will tell, the boys are good to go. Will score the coach 68% in his coaching ability with the eagles so far.

  • pompei 6 months ago

    Talking about Okoye’s error, our players need to be reminded to be careful in and around our vital area.
    Nowadays, it’s common to see teams trying to play the ball out from defense in a complicated, convoluted manner, only to get caught by the opponents’ high press, and the ball finds a resting place in their net.
    It has happened so many times, yet teams keep making the same mistake, and Okoye’s error is the latest installment.
    If he had just booted the ball out, that would have taken care of the situation. The funny thing is that if you watch the SE training, you will see that Okoye is comfortable with the ball at his feet. It’s unfortunate that someone that is quite good on the ball ends up making such a costly error on the pitch where it matters most.
    Next time, instead of attempting to use tiki taka to move the ball out of defense, IF THERE IS EVEN THE SLIGHTEST SHADOW OF DOUBT, JUST CLEAR THE BALL OUT!
    Save yourself the embarrassment of causing your team to concede a soft goal.
    Having said that, the calls to exclude Okoye from future SE invitations are hasty and impulsive. He has made a mistake, and he will learn and grow from this. If the coaches still want him in the squad, he should have our support.

  • Papafem 6 months ago

    I keep saying it: Iwobi’s absence in those two games against Ghana was a huge miss. Hes the only player who can make things happen in that midfield. His ability to create space in tight situations, his crisp passes in the final third, that uncanny ability to drop dangerous balls behind opposing defence, and his goal searching surprise shots were sorely missed. Without him, our midfield became really shambolic. And Osimhen really suffered for it.

    To make things worse, Eguaveon openly displayed his poor game management and got really confused as the match progressed. Its a huge let down for the nation, ang im personally pained by that loss against Ghana because we could have easily won the two games with respectable scorelines. I still dont know why NFF had to sack Rohr for Eguaveon to come in. The latter has never been a better option.

    • Greenturf 6 months ago

      Cerezo would have kept Iwobi on the bench against Ghana just like he did in afcon shocking!!