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Garba Recommends Ex-Flying Eagles Midfielder Ifeanyi Mathew To Peseiro

Garba Recommends Ex-Flying Eagles Midfielder Ifeanyi Mathew To Peseiro

Former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles head coach Manu Garba has called for Ifeanyi Mathew’s invitation to the Super Eagles.

Mathew has caught the eye with his impressive displays for FC Zurich in the Swiss Super League this season.

The 26-year-old has netted once and registered three assists in 15 league outings for FC Zurich this term.

With current midfielders Joe Aribo, Frank Onyeka and Raphael Onyedika struggling for game time at their respective clubs, Garba claimed Mathew will be a good addition to the Super Eagles.

“I discovered Ifeanyi Mathew alongside Musa Muhammed in 2013 in Kano during my time as Golden Eaglet head coach,” Garba stated.

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‘Mathew was also instrumental in my team that won the U-20 AFCON in Senegal in 2015 and he was with us at the U-20 FIFA World Cup in New Zealand.”

“I have been motoring his progress since he was in Sweden up till now that he is in in Switzerland.”

“He is the most consistent Nigerian midfielder in Europe at the moment and for him to join the Super Eagles will be of great value addition to the team ahead of AFCON especially in the midfield area where obviously the coach needs to work on going by the two games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe during the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.”

“One of his greatest qualities is his vision in connecting with the attack and defence in addition to his knack for goals from long range.”

“If you go back and watch our 2015 U-20 campaign in Senegal, most of the goals we scored was created by him.”

Mathew was a key member of home-based Super Eagles side that participated at the 2016 African Nations Championship hosted by Rwanda.

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  • Coache 5 months ago

    He prefers EPL midfielders with backward sideways passes. Ifeanyi Matthew is experienced, Nwobodo is experienced and other BALLERS in the league.

  • Sportradio88.0 fm 5 months ago

    Onyeka is trying. But those other one way dey carry yatch follow ball .. reason y Tunisia Senegal mali Cameroon Ghana Rwanda Lesotho guinea busa Car wil be a hard nut for eagles.. they are even playing 4 2 4 a team that only train 3 days for a game .let paceiro go play 4 2 4 with rohr let see if he will not run away from Benin. If not for the afcon that want to save his face . Even guinea Bissau euitora guinea not to talk of ivory men wil not be an easy meat.

  • Alex Okon 5 months ago

    We don’t have team that can represent Nigeria nowadays because corruption is the order of the day!
    Just look at the way our players do play as if there is nothing at stake, they aren’t patriotic, they don’t respect,honour or regards the national color they put on, And above all, I don’t see Peicero as a coach that can lead Nigeria to anywhere.

    If Nigeria needs foreign coach since they don’t believe in themselves, they should bring world class coach and give him the free hand of operation

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