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Live Blogging: Nigeria Vs Egypt (Friendly match)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play host to the Pharaohs of Egypt in a friendly game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba as part of the preparations for the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.

As usual, completesports.com would bring you the event live as it goes down.



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  • pompei 4 years ago

    Onuachu! All guns blazing!

  • Paul Onuachi! That was M-A-A-A-A-D!!! 1- 0. What a record! 20 seconds into lay!

  • Paschal 4 years ago

    Where can one see the match please

  • Glory. 4 years ago

    Onuachu, just proved me wrong, I have seen enough. Very decent player. So happy we have just unearthed another very good player for the SE. He surely has come to stay .

  • 3 central strikers making Nigeria’s Afcon squad: 1st choice: Ighalo. 2nd choice: Onuachu. 3rd choice: Osimhen. It’s almost certain Kelechi won’t be going to the Nation’s Cup.

    • Walking 4 years ago

      Kele wetin.
      Maybe if he bangs more than 4 goals and make more than 5 assists for Leicester, then he can ‘still have’ a chance to make the squad.

      But as it stands, any other player that will break forth into that squad must do something extraordinary.

      John Ogu was perfect in the midfield. I prefer him to Etebo.
      While Ighalo has to buckle down before Nations Cup or else his position is at stake.
      Shehu should not start, I believe Ola aina will mount that flank when fully recovered.

      Chukwueze and Samuel Kali will add to the team…

      • Walahi, you know football. I was also chatting with a friend while the game was on: Ola Aina should start ahead of Shehu Abdullahi. He’s more assured and his game more mature now going forward.

        Ogu offers also more in the middle than Etebo. Same thing for Samuel Kalu; Simon Moses should be on the bench for him.

        The only advantage I find Ighalo has over Onuachi is shielding the ball from the opponent without attracting the ref’s whistle. That’s experience. But, oh my! Onuachi is the real deal.

        I’m sure Rohr now has more headache on who to start in goal at the Afcon.

    • Uncle Kel. Kelechi appears to have annoyed Gernot Rohr big time during the penultimate match against South Africa.

      That is why I always say that it is not just about ability, but also variables like attitude that dictates who a coach invites.

      Rohr keeps inviting Agu and when asked why, he would always say he likes Ogu’s attitude.

      Not only is iheanacho not doing so well, he also appears to be displaying a lackadaisical and unprofessional attitude which will not endear him to any coach.

      I am now reading some Leicester City media outlets where observers are asking the club to cut their losses and cut Iheanacho loose (source: https://foxesofleicester.com/2019/03/25/iheanacho-leicester-city-leave/)

      With Paul’s performance today, you have to fear for iheanacho’s chances of making the Afcon squad.

      But it is not the end of the road. Should he miss out on Afcon, there’s the Olympics (as an over-age player should Nigeria qualify) 2021 Afcon qualifiers and 2022 world cup qualifiers to look forward to.

      It is not too late for this fading star; the potentials for his star to shine are still huge….

      For that to happen, he needs to address his questionable attitude and then work hard to take him to where he belongs.

      If fans lose patience with a footballer, it is bad; once his coaches start to lose patience, such a player is finished!

      • A very valid point, oga deo. Rohr likes a good attitude. For a player to make it with him, you must have more than your talents. If you watch the players forcing their way into Rohr’s tentative Afcon squad, you’ll notice raw hardwork, a fighting spirit for every ball at the front and the back and just giving a little extra on the field. From Onyekuru to Samuel Kalu to Osimhen, to Ogu, to Agu and now to Onuachu. You can’t play ‘don’t stain me’ football and impress Rohr. Sad to know Leicester’s fans are getting impatient with him.

        • I just hope the gaffer,becomes more pro-active.
          That’s the John Ogu who wud have been given room at critical moments to help our team at d world-cup. Anyway, let’s forge ahead.

          Nigeria has capable players who can compete with every player in Rohr’s usual starting-eleven.
          We have seen Paul today,people are talking of Osimhen too.
          We have players who can compete with Iwobi,Etebo and d rest. Bring them in, already.
          Do u know dat we wud still have been using Onazi now,if not for dat pre-World-cup friendly dat left d coach with no choice? But keen observers already knew Onazi was waning long before dat pre-World cup friendly.
          If Mr Rohr is pro-active the better for us.
          Cuper wud still have been head-coach of Egypt today,if not for his lack of flexibility- his stubbornness. Is there a thing with old coaches?
          Anyway, I want to be optimistic pls, pro-activeness is d way.

  • Samuel Kalu is seriously missing on the flanks. Simon Moses is still rusty. Musa was missed too. And that midfield still needs Mikel.

    • Glory 4 years ago

      We don’t need Mikel please. Let’s be progressive. This team  have enough experience coming from a World Cup. Mikel ‘s coming will bring disunity. Let believe in this set of players please. Mikel, Moses , n Onazi should stay away.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    It’s like the Rohr must go gang didn’t watch this match, bcoz I’m not seeing any of their lamentations yet…. ..oh…. Sorry… I they did, but it just dawned on them that there’s definitely not going to be a space for their favoured players in this team, at least in the lead up to the AFCON. Anybody that must displace any of the provisional 30 in this team had better be a De gea, Sergio Ramos, Paul pogba or kyllian mbappe. Otherwise…. No Oleyo night for them are their csn media fronts.
    The battle for afcon shirts is really hotting up…and boy, what a headache this coach is gonna have. Even fringe players no wan gree o.

  • Alamin 4 years ago

    Nice win for d super eagles, Well kele need to buckle up to have a chance at d afcon. It is good now that we have good options for different positions, I know we are ready for d afcon we just need to be a more aggressive side. By God’s grace we are going to have good tournament. Like a saying from a fans today “d s-eagles plays seriously against a good team, looking forward to the next FIFA ranking…..

  • Ayphillydegreat 4 years ago

    Shehu is not good enough for that right back position. With Collins locking up the Left back spot Aina will be best bet for that role in a SuperEagles starting 11 at the AFCON. Onuachu has definitely come to stay if he can keep this form. A traditional number 9 who can be a handful for any defense and also brings his teammates to play while holding up play. SuperEagles have lacked such a striker for a long time. Osimhen is also that type of striker. 

    SuperEagles will definitely be a contender in Egypt. The battle for jersey is very competitive in the current SuperEagles. Ogu demonstrates character, Simon was predatory and very good defensively. I think he can also be a very solid option at right back as he plays in that role for Levante. 

    The midfield definitely needs Mikel to rally the troops when the going gets tough in the land of Pharoah. We have a plethora of options in attack anyone who makes it in that position must be in tremendous form or risk losing out as it stands. Next phase is drawing up a 30 to 35 man list for camping and see who is who. It was an enjoyable match, SuperEagles must be ready for a bruising battle at the AFCON. 

    • To be fair Shehu has done a decent job in right back,since he was drafted in there,but matches like this show dat dats not his natural position,he’s an enforcer a nmba 4. Our Coach also knows dat,so why no solution sinnnce?
      We have players who are experienced enof to play d right bak in dis country. I tell u,we do!
      By now,Shehu ought to be challenging Ndidi for d nmba 4 slot. Maybe 2day he wud av started ahead of Ndidi,at least to keep Ndidi fresh for his club.
      We have d resources.
      I only need Mr. Rohr to be more pro-active, he shudnt be stumbling into solutions,he shud prepare to get solutions. We have players.

  • Super Eagles unbeaten in Africa since 2017 (almost two years now). But they say “he is not good enough”. I wonder when the gripes will start again

    Positives for me:

    Ezenwa double save will most definitely seal his AFCON place.

    Onyekuru and Simon seal their AFCON place add Chukwueze and Kalu we have our 4 wingers

    Azubuike pushing Etebo and Ajayi for an AFCON place

    Osimhen and Onuachu both probably for an AFCON place, add Okereke?

    The only vacancy now is probably one natural left back to cover for Collins.

    Door now closed for Isaac Success, Kelechi Iheanacho, Simy Nwankwo,

    Nwakali, Orji, Michael, Bonaventure, Awoniyi, Lazarus will remain with under 23 squad until AFCON under 23 tournament in November. It remains to be seen if their clubs will release them for the competition (next round in June is within the FIFA international break).

    We are now set up for the rest of the year, Rohr has said in his post match press conference that although they will keep scouting, he is not looking to add any further players to the AFCON squad

    • Jones 4 years ago

      You made a lot of sense.

      • Ayphillydegreat 4 years ago

        I don’t think the door is closed on Success and Iheanacho yet. At least not in a 30 man provisional SuperEagles squad. Between  now and the end of the season there’s still a lot to play for. Okereke will most likely remain with the DreamTeam to continue is development, likewise Osimhen unless if he’s on another level during the AFCON campaign. 

        I have a feeling that most of the U23 players coming to the SuperEagles for the AFCON will mostly come for the experience with the exception of possibly one or two outstanding talent among them. Playing in a more competitive league can give the likes of Success and Iheanacho an edge if they can stay relevant till the end of the season. 

  • It’s possible with the results over the weekend (Nigeria Vs Seychelles and Egypt) and (Morocco Vs Malawi and Argentina) that we have leapfrogged Morocco to third in the FIFA world rankings