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Lesotho Coach Senong: We Must Stop Osimhen, Aribo

Lesotho Coach Senong: We Must Stop Osimhen, Aribo

Lesotho Coach Thabo Senong has identified the duo of Victor Osimhen and Joe Aribo as Nigeria’s most dangerous players ahead of Sunday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, reports Completesports.com.

The Crocodiles will look to record their first win of the qualifying series following Wednesday’s 1-1 away draw against Sierra Leone in Freetown.

To achieve that, Senong believes his side must find a way of neutralizing Osimhen and Aribo.

He also insists that his side must be at their best to stop the Super Eagles from winning the game.

“Nigeria have very physical and skilful players,” Senong, a former South Africa U-20 coach told Sport Access.

“Osimhen and Aribo have done well at their clubs. Everyone knows them they very dangerous. We have to put an eye on them.”

The Super Eagles top Group L with three points after edging out neighbours Benin 2-1 at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • If you stop the duo, what will you do about Kalu, Chukwueze, or even the brisk chief himself—Musa? 

    Your hands (rightly legs) will be full.

    • Why yo people keep mentioning Ahmed Musa as a danger player is beyond me he is finished to be honest he is lucky to find himself in the team. Probably due the fact he is paying off Gernot Rohr and his technical staff. Otherwise Musa is a waste of space in my national team. people who truly know football will recognise this

  • Sammy 2 years ago

    You can put barricade in their paths to stop them from playing. Even if you manage to stop those two you believe they are the most dangerous, what about the 3S and M? I mean, SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE, SAMUEL KALU, SIMON MOSES and AHMED MUSA. They didn’t have enough time to train properly that was the reason they struggled against Benin, but now, please except a baptism of fire

    • That baptism of fine may not be their. Just pray for SE to win. I heard that they left today and playing tomorrow. How about flight effect and time required to acclimatise.

  • Elijahsamson 2 years ago

    @ Achi and Sammy don’t mind that man, he is just giving himself false hope. Sunday is already with us here. I just pray it will not be like the first match we could not watch.

    Pls can someone tell me what happened that we could not watch the first match even at viewing centres? On is Nigeria now worse that we can no longer watch our dear SE on TV again. Sport minister, nff and fg you all should come explain to nigerians what happened on the said day.

    • Sam king 2 years ago

      It was showed on. NTA ..Nigeria national television but the graphic was very bad

  • Excel 2 years ago

    If ur plan to stop aribo,osimhen that means u are a failure,because Samuel Kalu and Samuel chukwueze will punish ur defenders.

  • Lesotho 1 Nigeria 6
    15mins 47 53 62 71 84 92 mins

  • whats wrong witf u guys? he just saw kalu dribble 3defenders to score. yet he said aribo and osimhen are the players he is scared of, due to their playin pattern. and it truth aribo and osimhen pose major threat, before kalu.

  • Larry 2 years ago

    I think it is disrespectful to undermine Musa’s prowess in SE. Musa is probably the only African player to score two braces in consecutive world cup. He is our leading scorer in world cup.Musa remains one of the potent attacking options in SE.

    • Lord AMO 2 years ago

      In my opinion most coaches have deployed musa in the wring position.  The guy is actually a natural goal scorer and I believe if you ask him where he wants to play he will tell you center forward. The problem is most coaches think within a boxed mindset and musa does not fit that mould of a classic number 9.  Another reason could be that the coaches often thought the other options were better (ighalo, emenike etc.).  Apart from speed, he does not have any of the required qualities of a winger.  His decision making is atrocious, his crossing is woefully below par.

      Right now his best value is as a sub in the last 15-20 minutes when the other teams defense may have tired.  I’ll also say he’s there for his experience which no one can deny.  But for me, i’ve never rated him at least not as a winger

  • Musa should give way for other players . he was good but now he his fading