Iwobi, Balogun, Ekong Celebrate Eagles Win Vs Mali

Iwobi, Balogun, Ekong Celebrate Eagles Win Vs Mali


By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria stars Alex Iwobi and Leon Balogun have expressed their delight at their 1-0 victory over Mali in an international friendly in Franceon Friday night.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho scored the Eagles' only goal in the 77th minute after brilliant work from Michael Babatunde.

Arsenal youngster Iwobi tweeted that he was happy with the win and excited to see Manchester City's Iheanacho open his goal account for the Super Eagles.

"Great Win Against Mali, Happy For My Bro @67Kelechi To Grab The Winner," #SuperEagles," Iwobi tweeted.

Mainz 05 defender Balogun was more impressed with the clean sheet of the team on his return to international duty with Nigeria.

“Happy to celebrate my comeback to #Supereagles with a win and a clean sheet!!” he said via his Twitter handle.

The Super Eagles next play Luxembourg on Tuesday.

Centre-back William Troost-Ekong added: "Proud to play for my country today" with a picture of the team line-up before the match.


  • I suspect it was a great game, but why no television coerage. We would have been able to assess the performance of our boys.