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Eagles Forward, Nwankwo: We Will Not Underrate Seychelles

Eagles Forward, Nwankwo: We Will Not Underrate Seychelles

By Adeboye Amosu:

Ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash against Seychelles in Victoria, Super Eagles forward, Simeon Nwankwo, has reiterated the importance of not underrating the Pirates despite their low footballing profile, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The Super Eagles will be looking to get their qualification hopes for Cameroon 2019 back on track after going down to a 2-0 home defeat against South Africa on match day one.

Seychelles who have never graced the AFCON finals were destroyed 5-1 by Libya in their first game in the qualifying series.

Despite the withdrawal of key trio; Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong and Ola Aina from the game due to injuries, the three time winners of the AFCON remain firm favourites to win the game at least going by their pedigree.

But Nwankwo, who plays for Italian Serie B outfit, Crotone insists the Super Eagles must respect the Seychelloise and work very hard to win the match in Victoria.

“Seychelles are not a big footballing country, but we still have to respect them and not expect an easy game from them,” Nwankwo told CSN on Thursday.

“You don’t get easy games in international football these days, so it is important for us to prepare well and give our best on match day.”

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  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    Everyone knows that you are good striker but is coach Rohr would let play, that’s the issue.

    Many Nigerians have no hopes concerning coach Rohr. He have to prove to us that he knows what he is doing. His final list for Saturday match would shows us if we have a good coach or not.

    I want to see three things on Saturday against Seychelles team.

    1. The way Eagles will approach the match.

    2. The selections of the players that going to be on the pitch and the substitution he is going to make and the time that he have to make the substitutions.

    3. Mentality of the players after the world cup in Russia.

    When you exit a big tournament like world cup the way Eagles did in Russia, as a good coach how can you get the best out of your players?

    Are the players ready to play for you, for themselves and for their Country again?

    Do you have the right set of players in camp to get you the result you needed to get without stressing yourself too much? Anyways, let’s wait and see. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • “Good striker” that has not scored a goal for club or country since the 13th of May over 4 months and ten games ago?.

      For a centre forward that is very poor, and the worst record of any of our strikers both in the team or on standby..Goalscoring is his main job, he is not a winger or a midfielder, he is a striker who does not strike.

      I honestly do not know what he is doing in the team still. There are at least 10 nigerian players who can play the the central striking role who have been more successful over the last 4 months.

      Hopefully this will change

  • balorx 3 years ago

    i expect naija to trash them 8: 0 …..if Libya can beat them 5:1, eagles are way to superior.. super falcons sef go destroy them

    • @balorx your miuth is too much people lkike you bring jinx to our football why don’t you sit down SHUT UP!!!! and watch quietly with out making mouth

  • startin lineup….NO9kelechi._ NO7MUSA. _NO11ONYEKURU._ NO10ETEBO._ NO8NDIDI._ NO6OGU._ defenders ekong, omerou, idowu, musa. subs simy, nwankali,kalu,onazi,and any 2 defenders. b

  • sorry i mean to say balogun not ekong, onyekuru start bcuz iwobi absent

  • Chika Andrew 3 years ago

    Oluwa, you omitted the Coach favorite player (Ighalo). With your line-up, the game will not take place.

  • Ighalo again okooooo