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Live Blogging: Ukraine Vs Nigeria (International Friendly)

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  • Xxxxxxxxxxxxxplay 4 years ago

    Pls where can I watch the match from canada

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Blistering start from the Eagles so far.
    Ukraine 0 – 1 Nigeria

  • This guy’s look somewhat promising….

    Nice one Aribo

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    28 mins gone so far.
    Goal attempts
    Ukraine 2 – 8 Nigeria

  • Iwobi is class good finish by Joe eagle aribo

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      Yea. His assist record is really beginning to gather some numbers ey.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago


    • Ukraine 2-2 Nigeria my thoughts on the game.

      Uzoho has reclaimed the number 1 Jersey, we don’t know who will back him up.
      Defence started good then fell away.
      Midfield was solid, Aribo might end up taking Etebo’s place when Ndidi comes back. But with Esiti, Aribo, Iwobi, Ndidi and Etebo we have 5 good midfielders. Aribo is also a counter foil to Iwobi, he answers two questions.
      Attack was good, a little bit of selfish play from both Chukwueze and Kalu, but all 4 were dangerous.

      Super Eagles still have a problem with game management and I felt a sense of dejavu at the end with Ukraine pressing and echoes of Algeria at AFCON and Argentina at the last world cup were ringing in my head.

      The second Ukraine goal should not have stood with the current rules starting that contact with the arm intentional or accidental rules the goal out. Ref got it correct then was swayed by the linesman (Uzoho palmed the ball into the attackers arm).

      With Ndidi, Onyekuru, Omeruo and Ebuehi to come back, we are good to go for the world cup 2022 matches coming up in October. We should break the top 30 in the FIFA rankings by December and that means the threshold for Nigerian players in England will fall from 75% of games in two years to 60% of games (Northern Ireland and Slovenia just above us are not doing fantastically well)

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        Thanks Big D.
        Game management…! That’s what our players need to learn. I for one believe its something that is learnt through collective experience. But if there’s a coach who can teach that at national team level, then i think we need such caoch ASAP.

        By the next fifa rankings, we should be able to topple Tunisia to 2nd spot in Africa since tunisia lost to an african opposition which is way below them in the rankings, while we drew (and almost won) against an European opposition which is nearly 10 places above us in the same rankings.

        We r gradually getting there….!

        • He was swayed by a linesman who was on the wrong side of the situation. You noticed the demeanor of the Ukrainian player in question showed his guilt.
          Anyway more,in my post below. Regards @ BigD and Dr Drey

      • Godwins 4 years ago

        Thanks for your thoughts. In this game management thing, you didn’t hit the nail on the head: Rhor isn’t a good coach.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    And Osimhen scores his 1st goal for Nigeria.
    Ukraine 0 – 2 Nigeria
    Well taken penalty from the young forward.

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    Rohr must go!!! Oya, sack Rohr today!!!

  • mercy 4 years ago

    goal! Nigeria 2 v ukraine 0

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    This team can easily pass for our u23 team, yet they are already taking a team almost 10 solid places higher than us on the FIFA rankings log to the cleaners.
    And later some people will say Rohr plays defensive, boring and patternless football. LMAO

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    It’s RAINING GOALS IN UKRAINE. Umbrella sellers, now is the time to sell ya market. Abeg, how much for umbrella? Or rain coat?

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Fantastic save from Uzoho…! What a save…!
    Thats our no 1 for the next 10 years. If e pain you go nak head for wall…..hehehehehe

    • luomo 4 years ago

      Said this same thing few days ago that if he remains consistent he is assured for the nxt 10 years

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        Bro….I have echoed it since i saw that boy against Argentina in 2017. And I am not apologetic about it.
        The earlier we forgot about those 30 something year olds showing flashes of brilliance all over the place and focus on this lad, the better for us

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    Nonsense, useless Gernot Rohr. Foolish old man. He must go today! Hehehehehe!!! I dey laugh oooo!

  • Really open game! This does not look like a Rohr-tutored side. They are playing expensive, progressive and positive brand of football. More of that please.

    I am not seeing the sit-back-soak-attack-and-counter style of play that I have come to expect.

    This Super Eagles outfit is taking the battle to the opposition.

    If this is the new era Rohr Eagles, more of it please.

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    Chai, we sure missed SAMUEL KALU at the Afcon. What a player! And how about Joe Ayodele Ari-BALL? Playing as if it is his 100th match, not his first? So cool, calm and collected on the ball? Aina dribbling them up and down like small pikin? Our boys are on fire today. And there is more fire power on the bench! Well done boys!

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Half time in Dnipro.
    Nigeria has CLEARLY been the better team so far.
    We seem to be beginning to reap the benefits of having the core of the same guys playing together for a long time.

    We are being opened up in the wings though. And that is because Kalu and Chukwueze arent providing enough cover for the full backs, several 2 on 1 situations which has seen the Ukraine get behind our defense through the wings.

    Iwobi seems to be growing into the no 10 role gradually. He’s been the architect of almost every positive forward move we have made so far.

    Chukwueze has had a rather subdued 1st half so far had a chance through on goal earlier on his favoured left foot but chose to target the near post while the far post was wide open. Arjen Robben, Mo Salah or Messi would be licking their lips if such opportunity were offered them on the same platter. Samu is still young tho. hopefully he will get better with his decision making in coming years.

    Aribo hasn’t been bad. Scored the 1st and almost scored his 2nd heading directly at the goalie when free and unmarked in the box. A downward header would have changed the story. But he’s been decent so far for a 20 yr old.

    Osimhen has done more defending than attacking. The Kid still needs to learn what it takes to lead the attack for 200m Nigerians.

    All together, sweet performance from the team.

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    Where the umbrella na? Raincoat dey? Anyone abeg, bring am, I go manage am!

  • 9jaVision 4 years ago

    Well well well! This shows that egbon Rohr was not playing when he said this is Super Eagles MkII! This is the better, improved future and now current version of the SE of Nigeria!!
    I simply cannot get over how good this team is! For me, this has to stay as the first 11 from now on and everyone and even the only player I would not have said this about before this match Ahmed Musa AKA Air9ja must now make do with a place on the bench and wait for any opportunity to come into this fold because this team is simply SUBLIME!
    Well done Herr Rohr!, Well done ze boys! Oya LETS GO!!!

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Iwobiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii……..how did he miss…???

    • I know, that is the difference between world class and promising!

      Iwobi should either be burying that chance or at least be making the goalkeeper earn his wages big time.

      Instead, he fluffed it!

      Oh well.

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      You see why we cant call Iwobi world class yet…?!

      • Try telling that to some so called loyal fans and they will feed you to the lions.

        Common sense is indeed not common!

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Now that should have been another penalty to Nigeria. Referee don dey pity Ukraine make we nor humiliate them for dia house.

  • Lord AMO 4 years ago

    Chukwueze needs to stop being so selfish and start rpassing to his teammates

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Pheeewwww…Huge let off for Nigeria there. The cut-back conspired not to fall on the feet of any of the Ukrainian attackers in our 6 yard box.

    Collins has been quite lethargic so far. His flank has clearly been the leaky zone

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Reffffffffff…….wetin Kalu do ….????

  • Approaching 60 minutes, this is a friendly; naturally, one should expect changes to start to be ringed by now.

    Perhaps Leopards never change their spots afterall.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Another brilliant save from Uzoho.
    Almost identical freekick to the one which Mahrez used in ending our AFCON dreams.
    Yet it was some oversabi, wicked bad belle people that mounted pressure on Rohr to drop Uzoho on the bench for AFCON.

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    Chai, Kalu don fall my hand. After all my earlier praise! What a miss after fine work by Osimhen! Anyway, no wahala. Kalu, do better next time!

  • Already, Ukraine have made 3 substitutions so their fans and the manager can see what other players have or can do when they come in under a meaningful substitution regime.

    67 minutes, no substitution….

    • Finally, a substitute – but Esiti!! No disrespect but that is hardly what you call an exciting, forward looking substitution.

      Like I said, some things might never change!

      • Unique 4 years ago

        And we conceed 2 goals in his presence, I can’t stop laughing

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Esiti in for Iwobi

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      And Esiti makes an immediate impact with a vital block from point blank range.

  • 9jaVision 4 years ago

    Calm down boys, give a man an inch and he tries to take a mile, Iwobi this Iwobi that, he is a very good player and albeit not yet “world class” will get there, he is only in his early 20’s and the best we have in that position now, looking at the synergy of this particular team, I think it’s overkill at this stage to be critisizing any of the boys, this team for me is the best I have seen playing together for a long long tong time, and I mean by looking at the whole picture and working back through the team player for player, mono et mono, man for man, so please calm down abegi!
    As for the the game, what I wouldnt like to see is that same malaise from our team of the boys taking their foot off the pedal and going into a lull, allowing the opposition to come back in…That would be disappointing and my only concern so far. We need to keep the metal on the pedal and continue to press hard both in attack and defence and score 5 against this team regardless of whether theyre at home or in the market or at their uncles yard it does not matter! Lewts give these a drubbing, winning breeds confidence and this team should feel very proud of themselves and rate themselves very highly indeed!
    Oya, LETS GOOO!

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      …that does not mean Iwobi should be toe-poking balls when he ought to wrap his feet around the ball. His age now has nothing to do with his shooting ability and technique. Those are things that differentiate an average player from a truly world class player. I know lots of players younger than Iwobi who would bury the chances he’s been frittering away.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Simon on for Kalu

  • Immediately, you can see Moses helping out the defence.

    It will take a strong defensive minded winger to displace Moses Simon from Rohr’s Super Eagles. The German must love his style of play and defensive acumen.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Ukraine 1 – 2 Nigeria

  • Footballfanatic 4 years ago

    Why remove Iwobi?

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Ukraine 2 – 2 Nigeria
    Bizzare scenes in Dnipro

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      That 2nd goal shouldnt have stood.

      Referee wehdone o!

      We dey see ya handwork

  • 9jaVision 4 years ago

    Ahem! As I was saying!! This is our problem! They take their foot off the ball and lose concentration! Just watch this stroll in the park become an uphill battle! Even though that was nowhere near a goal!!! Mtchieew! Rubbish

  • Wow, do we still have goalkeeping problems?

  • Beryl 4 years ago

    You ask 4 changes, now c what happened.

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    This ref don collect egunje? Although, na we cause am too. So many chances missed. We should have scored about 5 goals by now.

  • Footballfanatic 4 years ago

    Rohr still has problems with substitutions and how to kill off a game. Hope he learns early. This match should’ve been won by atleastn goals not a draw.

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      Chineke…….Na Rohr go kill am off abi na the boys wey dey pitch…??? LMAO

      See our guy frittering away chances like politicians frittering naira away during election campaign

  • Paschal 4 years ago

    The substitutions are total rubbish. Why would you bring in a defensive midfielder like Esiti at 65 mins to play for Iwobi.

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      Because there is an aribo on the pitch who can slot in a an attacking midfielder while Esiti slots into the defensive midfield position

  • Ara Nkita 4 years ago

    That Ukraine second goal was pure robbery.

  • Michael Adelami 4 years ago

    The positive from this match…. Aribo.
    Negatives esiti, and our inability to hold onto the ball in 2nd half

    • greenturf 4 years ago

      Esiti was the reason we drew this match.That substitution of Iwobi for Esiti was where it all went wrong.We need the likes of Azubuike Okechukwu in the future a ball playing midfielder who can successfully complete many passes and can defend as well.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Josh Maja and Chidozie Awaziem preparing to come on for Osimhen and Ekong.

    Meanwhile, I missed Emmanuel Dennis coming on for Sam chukwueze

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    With the exit of Kalu and Iwobi, the Ukrainians breathed a huge sigh of relief. And they turned the game around. Looks like they dodged a bullet today. They should have lost this match.

  • Michael Adelami 4 years ago

    Rohr your changes are few, you have chance to have 7 changes now

  • Overall, Esiti does not appear to have brought much value to the midfield.

  • Charles 4 years ago

    So person fit score with hand now for soccer, well done Ref lol

  • Imagine if it was Akpeyi who concede those poor goals, we no go hear word.

    The right man manned the post in the Africa Cup of Nations.

    • Michael Adelami 4 years ago

      I think Uzoho gave a good account of himself

    • That said, the second goal was dubious in all fairness.

      Also, Uzoho has had a very good game despite those goals. I guess all our goalkeepers are quite decent however Akpeyi was in a better place and was more active for his club leading up to the Afcon in Egypt.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Another great save from Uzoho

  • Ara Nkita 4 years ago

    This badluck jersey again.

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    So, Nigeria snatch a draw from the jaws of victory? Na so we see am oooo. Lessons learned.

  • Paschal 4 years ago

    Esiti is not in this game at all…..terrible positioning, poor speed, this cant be a footballer for sure.

  • 9jaVision 4 years ago

    Crticism isnt going to make anyone better, there is no need for it at this point, allnone of the younger players you know are eligible for 9ja and moreover, that is hypothetical talk, talk is easy and cheap, leave Iwobi alone! At least he is not a Judas like Victor Moses or worse. Iwobi is a good player for 9ja and is committed and there’s a lot to be said for that, also his actual game is improving and you can tell they are now coaching him to improve his goals contribution which means his shooting etc must and will impeove, stop singling our good young platers out unnecessarily please.
    Drawing this game due to the referees incompetence is a hard pill to swallow and Herr Rohr still has some work to do. Period!

  • Unique 4 years ago

    This Moses Simon can not dribble pass my grandma. Rohr sub is always negative, I pity Nigeria football

    • 9jaVision 4 years ago

      lool! but you know what? I actually agree and have also noticed that he just seems all about the hype, not much end product so far!
      Like I keep saying, Herr Rohr still get work to do!

      • Winning a match 2:0 at 72 mins and almost lost at the end.
        Rhor has no pride and his team lacks pride.
        The Ukrainians have not lost a friendly match in so many years,
        The 1994 SE would have approached this game to break that record and set a new record, ” the first team to beat Ukraine in a friendly at home in so many years.

        That has been my problem with Rhor, he doesn’t know that there is a character difference between Nigeria and Niger.

        Whereas Nigeria is the most proud black race, especially those of us in diaspora, niger is like a zamfara state, and very anonymous in the committeee of nations, politically, economically, intelectually, even in sports .

        The only comparison between Nigeria and niger is that they are rulled by the fulanis. That’s all.

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    Shevchenko dodged a bullet today!

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Full time
    Ukraine 2 – 2 Nigeria

    Referee wehdone o.

    we see ya handwork, you denied us a penalty which could have made it 0 -3 and allowed a handball goal to make it 2 – 2

  • Footballfanatic 4 years ago

    I don’t expect to see Esiti in the national team for a while. Blew his opportunity and his position has many other talents.

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    The Ukraine mafia must have sent the ref a message – make sure we don’t lose if you want to go back home alive. These things happen. Na we cause am though. If we had converted all the chances we had, the score could have been 7-2 in our favor. We need to be more clinical in front of goal!

  • Michael Adelami 4 years ago

    I think Esiti should not go near super eagles anymore. Our midfielders at the moment are:
    We have to dig deep for one central midfielder and another attacking midfielder

    • Chidiomimi 4 years ago

      Wsiti is good, it is not his day today. Hopefully by the time he plays 3 to 4 matches, he would adjust.

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        Lets hope he gets a chance to ‘play 3 to 4 matches’ in this eagles team

    • greenturf 4 years ago

      Azubuike Okechukwu

    • Esiti was not bad. How can we concede a goal right after conceding a fail…school boy error, poor concentration. Etebo is to blame for that goal

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Key Stats:

    Ukraine – Nigeria

    2 – Goals – 2
    8 – Shots – 9
    13 – Attempts – 18

  • Sunnyb 4 years ago

    Questionable substitutions all time, not bad performance still more works to be done.i would say this again better midfielders are needed to either compliment or compete with the likes of Iwobi 

  • Ndubuisi 4 years ago

    Proud of you guys. Looking forward to greater achievements in the nearest future.

  • I called for substitutions; I cried for substitutions ; I craved for substitutions. In the end, introduction of new players coincided with the collapse of our midfield which ultimately cost us the victory !

    Next time, I will be careful what I wish for.

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      Sorry ehn. I understand your pains. Lol

      While Shevchenko’s 5 subs had a combined 114 caps ours had a combined 39 caps. So you should expect that while theirs would bring more experience into their set up, ours would be a little disruptive to our earlier rhythm.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Dear NFF,

    Please we need more of these types of friendlies. We dont want Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania type of friendlies anymore.

    We need more of these types where our boys will face the type of opposition that will expose them and let them know they haven’t arrived yet even if they are 4 goals up. Even if we cant play the likes of England, France or Germany yet, the likes of Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Peru, even Iran that are above us in the FIFA rankings we can handle. Moreso, the experience we get playing against their likes will stand us in good stead when we eventually meet them at the global stage.

    Abeg coach Rohr, football is a game of 90 mins, not 60, biko give us a team that can last for 90 mins on the pitch. The manner we took our foot off the pedal in the 2nd half leaves much to be desired.

    The substitutes in today’s game didnt cover themselves in glory. Our game too a downward spiral the moment we started making those substitutions in the 63rd minute.

    Over all, good game by all involved. We are not there yet, definitely, but we sure weren’t where we were before this game. But one thing is clear, our level don high well well reach where we fit vex if we nor win the next AFCON.

    Great game. Over to the qualifiers in 2 months time…!

    Yours Faithfully,
    Well meaning SE Fans

    • Lord AMO 4 years ago

      Well said.  That first half made me happy. I just hope Rohr doesnt bottle it moving forward.  Attacking is in our DNA and should be encouraged tactically instead of being hamstrung

  • Gideon_S 4 years ago

    If you ask me, is not bad game.
    but Esiti didn’t took his chance back in SE, I think his too heavy, wrong positioning, can’t close down early, I feel he could have done something about the two goals..

    Another error is M,Simon, didn’t do much going front, but not bad in helping defence..

    Our young keeper could have been better during Afcon, especially Mariz free-kick.

    God bless SE

  • Ayphillydegreat 4 years ago

    I’m so proud of the boys today. We actually won that game. Aribo has cemented his place in the SuperEagles first 11 going forward. Etebo was absolutely incredible all through and Iwobi seems to be growing into the number 10 role seamlessly. Though his shooting accuracy needs to improve to make him a world class player. I think that’s the only thing missing in his game. Chukwueze is a promising talent, but needs to be less selfish in front of goal. We should’ve scored about 7 goals in that match. 

    The speed in which we move the ball around was a positive, but it was slowed down when Iwobi was replaced and the Ukrainians took advantage. Esiti made some vital blocks when he came in, but the tempo of the game was too much for him and Etebo seems to be tiring. Therefore, we still need more options in midfield. Azeez, Zubby and possibly Onazi can still come back. 

    Uzoho showed he should be the numero uno going forward and for a very long time to come. We need a bit more steel in the heart of defense and a more speed in midfield to compliment Iwobi. Overall this is a SuperEagles side brimming with confidence and ascending to a very bright future in years to come starting from the AFCON qualifiers. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE. 

  • You see in as much as he gernort rohr has choosen to remain a dum so shall he always be untill he chooses otherwise. I like every character of rohr apart from that usual not learning from the past artitude. Wat is esiti doing in the supereagles a player that was rejected when he was at is best form now u are bringing him back. Sorry he belongs to the mikel era so let him step aside. My biggest problem is seeing moses simon. Please dont get me wrong i dont hate him as a person. But wen ever i see him on that jearsey i know something will always go wrong. He is the most meaninless winger of all time of super eagles history. If rohr dont make away with him god will punish both moses simon and rohr. And for some of u who try to petronise his deffensive ability. Na deffence go kill una

  • To me the changes was bad

  • Esiti! Esiti! Esitiiii ooooo! But why? Why makachukwu? Nitoriolun? Were you an agent? I had a bad feeling when Rohr made his first 2 changes and my fears were founded. The midfield collapsed (courtesy Siasia boy, Esiti), and the attack was kind of blunt courtesy Moses Simon for Kalu (who’s a more creative player and leader). Simon lost his mojo after that long injury layoff.

    On a side note, SE needs to improve pass accuracy and Rohr’s substitution decision? Not convincing. Aribo! What a player! What a player! Little wonder Steven Gerrard is in love with him.

  • Etisi is a big flop today he should not be invited again. We need Ejiara and Lookman in our super eagles. Our new Jay Jay Okocha. Joe Aribo impress me today he was too good in our midfield and Iwobi was outstanding in our midfield and delight to watch. Simon was unable to break the defence of ukrain. Super eagles tried. Our coach, Mr. Rohr should try and read games and know whom to substitude when eagles are under pressure. Immediately he substitude Iwobi, our midfield colaps. Pls nff should give Rohr a good assistant coach.

  • Omo9ja 4 years ago

    Thank God I didn’t watch the match.
    I just finished watching the highlights on YouTube and what I saw in that match was selfish play.

    Every one of them wanted to score. Yes I knew it. Excuses again? Why now. I’m tired of these excuses.

    Nigeria were leading 2:0 but wait a minute my people, what else to do at that moment?

    As a good coach, If your team can’t score more goals, defend the lead by passing the ball around and entertain the crowd. That is what Super Eagles known for but this one, what can I call it? I don’t know.

    Stop blaming Esiti but put the blame on coach Rohr.

    In this friendly, I expected two goalies to played in that match. One in the 1st half and another one in the second half but did we see that happening today?

    I hope wrong substitutions didn’t happen today ba?

    What happened when the scoreline was 2:1? The coach should have changed the tactics to defend the lead, did we see that?

    Again, stop blaming the players for nothing.

    Oga Rohr fans are covering the coach as usual. How market coach Rohr fans?

    You don see am now? You can’t give what you don’t have.

    Section, 8,10, and 12 in my constitution says, you can’t deceive me no more because you can only deceive yourselves.

    As I said few days ago, Nigeria needed grade A friendly matches. NFF, please Nigeria want to play Italy, Brazil, Holland. Give us big top teams because we are tired of playing low ranking teams.

    Coach Rohr should stepped down now before it is too late. NFF president should stepped down. They have failed.

    New coaching staff on the line. That is the truth. That is the only option. I have said my own. Ire o.
    God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      See person wey nor watch match dey analyse match…LMAO.

      “What happened when the scoreline was 2:1? The coach should have changed the tactics to defend the lead, did we see that?”

      Mr Oversabi no even know say the 2nd goal (which was a dubious hand of god goal) was straight from kick off…??

      Bad belle people, they will never watch Nigeria’s matches wen we do well….but they will run their mouth with senseless analyses…..LMAO.

      Even if you no watch the match didnt you see the blow by blow account that was being pasted here…? Didnt you see the from the match stats that was posted too that were outplayed Ukraine and should have won this match by 2-1…???

      Shebi you sabi coach….Guinea is looking for new coach o. Even Ghana sef…! Lol

      • Peterside Udah 4 years ago

        Den go and coach Guinea and Ghana now, yeye Clandestine clown.
        Bow down to a pundit that is greater than you. You suck, Omo9ja rocks.
        Don’t you know that Omo9ja is a sport analyst of supreme Oga.
        Oga ni Omo9ja. Learn to respect your elders.

        • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

          Uncle Clandestine……LMAO, you too have lost your voice abi…? You nor see anything talk for the matter wey dey ground…? Abi you too nor watch the match like your master…? LMAO.
          Some people have been silenced so badly now ey…! LMAO

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      “What happened when the scoreline was 2:1? The coach should have changed the tactics to defend the lead, did we see that?”
      It was our 2-0 lead (a more handsome lead than you 2-1 lead) that the same coach you want to teach tactics, was trying to defend when he brought in the same Esiti you have been shouting about all these while and insulting Rohr that he is rigid and doesnt give room for new players. Now you Esiti ended up being a flop (same as you Onuachu) and you dont wanna take responsibility….???? LMAO.

      Mr I sabi pass….! Lol.

      When we climb up again in the next FIFA ranking, come and pull us down na. hehehehhe

  • I was beginning to rejoice because,I had said our U-23 will beat this team,then suddenly their goals rushed in. I was screaming for changes like @deo,but after the changes,their goals. Hehe,phaps I for quiet o.
    Seriously my take on things:
    1)This match result helps our ranking more than Ukraine’s,so that’s positive.This match happening was more of Ukraine’s efforts than Nigeria’s. So @Dr Drey says something,NFF should listen to on friendlies. For me,I trust this regime on friendlies, they’ve not done badly thus far.
    2) When some people complain of refs against African teams,they have some points. The ref kept pulling back Osimhen for doing nothing.Haba. Their goal stood,even after it was handled?Why? Okay why won’t he give the benefit of the doubt for a historically clean tacckling side as Nigeria. Even see the way he looks at our players when they try to protest.
    3)The subs were even made late,to my mind.Iwobi should be preserved.It’s a friendly, early subs don’t mean losing the match. It’s the coach that needs to work on the quality of his bench and his in-game management. We have by far a more superior and numerous talent base to draw from, than Ukraine. @Sunnyb has spoken well as per proper competition in the squad and questionable substitution, which has been Rohrs weakness.
    4) What was this unnecessary mazy runs by Chukwueze et al? Oh yes this is Niger,so it’s in our blood,but scoring goals dey d blood too o. There has to be a BALANCE.We should have killed the game off as a contest before the refree even had an opportunity for wayo.
    What was this Mo Salah spirit, that Mane teaches us is not good for teamwork. Okay seriously,individual play cost us too much today. Some lil one-two’s here and there could have killed them off. We already had a scary frontline with pace,pass the ball and move and goals come in. If we had been four or five up,we could now be doing the playing to the gallery thing our U-23 did today. They did that because,they were 5nil ahead.
    5) I’m glad people can see that we can rest players and still perform.How glad I am that golden boy,Ndidi,was rested. God has blessed this country with too much talent.I repeat our U-23 team will beat Ukraine’s senior side. I hope Mr Rohr learns fast on resting players. The Brazilian model,I enumerated recently can help.

    So overall not a bad performance, as it were.

  • Samchi 4 years ago

    Abeg o what’s all this talk now about the coaches wrong substitutions, this our we must win syndrome is starting to block our natural sense of reasoning_ the players dt came on are the ones to put the blame on not the coach for crying out loud.
    For instance esiti for Iwobi was very good change on paper considering he is a Defensive Midfielder and Aribo can play attacking midfield to cover for Iwobi with us leading by 2 goals’ also moses ought have brought his experience but chose to continue d Rugby type of play which he did during the Afcon.
    Its a Friendly and notes have been taken already. The boys did well in front of buzzing Ukraine Fans.
    We started with our best Naija11 Ukraine Ended with their best 11, the essence of friendly games is for every invited player to be given a close look in_ so chill umu-nna m

  • Bishop Joshua 4 years ago

    I was gushing at the plat of the Super Eagles today. They practically took the Ukrainians to the cleaners until they put their foot off the pedal. This is a young enterprising and dynamic Super Eagles team that will grow to become like the golden era if well managed. Their inability to finish the Ukrainians by being a bit more clinical is something they should work on, not just the coach but individually as they go back to their club duties. Semi Ajayi did well in centre back pairing with Troost-Ekong, Aina was rampaging on the right. Aribo is a genuine article, cool, calm, calculated midfielder, adept at popping up in the right place in the box to convert. Etebo clearly does not need to play for Stoke come January. He is bigger than championship football. Esiti is not a Super Eagles material. period!! Uzoho.. Uzoho… How Akpeyi manipulated his way to become our number 1 gk.in AFCON 2019 is only God knows. Uzoho is miles better, calm,composed and better reflexes. Victor Osihmen’s as Nigeria’s top marksman has started. Iheanacho must seek solution to his attitude, it could plunge his career on a downward trend.
    Finally the ref and his linesmen knew what they were doing with their clear bias. They didn’t want Ukraine and Shevchenko to be embarrassed in Dnipro

  • Chairmanfemi 4 years ago

    Nigeria were robbed cleanly!! So many off-calls from the referee and the Second goal by Ukraine was clearly Handball. The team really played well. Thank God we caught JOE ARIBO 10 before England. That guy is super good. Our future looks very bright. That attack was dangerous. Our Coach only needs to improve in his substitution making and the team will come super good

  • Honour to whom honour is due…
    For unto us a star is born, unto us a maestro is given WELCOME JOE ARIBO

  • Ara Nkita 4 years ago

    I literally had tears watching this guy.
    I tuned in late to watch the game, I didn’t see the line up but I kept asking my wife,who is this guy,who is this guy? Until the commentator mentioned his name.
    OMG!! I almost jumped off my feet for his every move.
    Oh thank Rohr for inviting this guy.
    I’m super happy. If that’s the only positive of this friendly, I’m very OK.
    JOE ARIBO,JOE ARIBO,JOE ARIBO….We are in love with you.

  • 9jaVision 4 years ago

    That starting 11 should be set in stone – Well almost, only with the inclusions back in of Ndidi and tell him to dress up well well because he is trying to do pass himself these days, he must remain content and resolute in the role he plays, a midfield destroyer of sorts who carries the fight to the opposition to make sure we are not overrun in the midfield and who occasionally lets off that thunderbolt of a shot from 25 – 30 yards out which end up comfortably nestled in the top corner more often than not, that is his job, let him not start getting above his station and start trying to be playmaker and dribbler and all those things he has been trying to become lately! I can’t shout! And the second guy has to be Leon B, we have to get him fit, even if the NFF has to start acting as his agent and get him into a club at a good level where he will play regularly, do that and we need him in the SE badly because of the streak he has in him which helps our fighting spirit and does not let us get beat up like we used to get physically beat up by the likes of SA, Angola and any Tom, Dick and even Harry who has a little bit of bully or enlightenment against colonialism about them or indeed the colonials themselves ie Europeans, South Americans etc etc, So what I am saying is the we try and incorporate these 2 guys and of course our captain, “Air Nigeria himself” Malam Ahmed Musa, anybody else (especially anyone who was previously part of the outfield 11) who didnt start yesterday and including the 3 guys I have just mentioned should just forget about the SE from now on! Of course we will need a bench and on there we can find the likes of Onazi, and many of the other good guys (I am sorry but I can’t recall the names right now, but if anyone really needs me to name them, then I will) Anyway as I was saying, we need a strong bench and put a huge emohasis on new talent and new discoveries because we have an embarrasment of riches as everyman and his dog knows, we always have and always will! Finally and sorry to seem like I am singling him out, but I can no longer see Moses Simon’s role or usefulness in that team, but maybe he can come good again , so maybe he can also be accomodated on the bench for a bit longer so that he can shake off his cobwebs and I will only have Iheanacho on the bench for sentimental reasons for now, but as the talent pool increases, I am afraid he might have to vacate the seat he is occupying because we cannot afford to carry anybody. I refuse to shout oo!