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 Good evening and welcome to the Hive, home ground of Barnet FC and venue of the international friendly between Nigeria and Serbia.
Both teams had contrasting fortunes in their last friendly games with Nigeria beating Poland 1-0 while the Serbs lost 2-1 to African side Morocco.

Some team news from the Nigerian camp.

 Chidozie Awaziem is a late replacement for Leon Balogun who failed a fitness test.
The Eagles will play a 4-3-3 formation with Musa, Iwobi and Moses.

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  • David Ekpe 3 years ago

    Serbia just scored Nig 0-1 Serbia

  • Abdulrazak 3 years ago

    Interesting match! My main talking point is that 90% of the Serbian attack came from Tyrone Ebueh’s flank. Are there still doubts as to who’s better? Ebuehi or Shehu Abdullahi?
    Still the team did well but it’s all about leaning and seeing where there needs to be improvement and or reinforcement.

  • David Ekpe 3 years ago

    Spain as killed Argentina Spain 6-1 Argentina match still on. For Nigeria we need a striker I

  • Ajah Amaechi 3 years ago

    Well 4 me am personally happy wt d result (NGA 0 vs SER 2). Once again our keeper wz jittery, wch 4me i tink d 3games he has played is enough let us used d oda games (Congo DR, England & Czech republic) 2try ezenwa & akpeyi wch i kw dey ar 100% ready to stake a claim 4d 1st choice position bt truly uzoho needs top games 2stake a claim 4dat position, so d no. 1 slot is stil vacant. As for d defence, once again d centre pair of ekong and awaziem is stil questionable wen balogun is out it happen against bafana bafana @d afcon qualifiers in uyo and we lost at d same margin, 4me i tink omeruo has learnt his lesson and deserved 2b pick ahead of awaziem anytime balogun or ekong is out, omeruo steady d ship against Argentina & Poland wen cald upon and so 4me gernot rohr shud watch it as d world cup is just 2months away. D full backs, we already kw dat Abdullahi Shehu position is guaranteed is jst d left back and back ups 4both positions for me Ola Aina deserved a slot dat guy is stil better dan echiejile, bryan idowu nd Tyroone Ebuehi weda u lk it or not 4me d remaining 3friendlies gernot rohr shud tro him in he did it in our dicey world cup qualifier against zambia in a tense again 4dat mata. D midfield i kw we are searching 4dos who we an add 2d regular 3 (mikel, ndidi n onazi) wch i stil insist d back up midfielders positions ar stil open so is left 4 joel obi, ogu, etebo, uche agbo who i dnt kw y his constant I.V 2d camp when u dnt use him and of course gernot rohr beloved son mikel agu. D forwards we already kw dem (iwobi, musa, simon,moses,ighalo nd Iheanacho) wat dey need is jst 4dem 2jeer as we saw it durin d qualifiers if dey can get tinz right nd luck falls on dem truly ds guyz we deadly. Goodluck SE.

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 3 years ago

    This Nigerian couch is not good. We all beg not to play Ighalo and should be replaced by Adi or Paul Onuachu, he refused. A team Morocco disgraced few days now showed us how to play football. We will not even come out from the Group stage in Russia. Sorry folks, your couch is not good enough at all. Better bring in Siasia to manager the team. He thinks Ighalo knows how to score goals. How many goals has Odion ever scored for Nigeria since he has been playing for Nigeria. I said right now ‘fire this couch now’

    • I knew people like you would come out when things were rough

    • Fabusuyi Tobi 3 years ago

      It is a friendly game and it is to correct d weakness in d team. One of which is ebuehi is not good enof for physical side such as DX Serbians. Secondly, musa is off a starting role good from the bench, thirdly, the midfield needs a holding midfielder which only Mikel obi is d answer. Fourthly, no left foot back for us yet.

    • Lucky Ukhun 3 years ago

      Has Siasia not coached the super eagles before? What came of it?

    • @Edoman, let us not be emotional but technical and objective in our criticism. How on earth will Nigeria go a sack a coach just 2 months to world cup. Hmmmm, is like you dont wish us well.
      The defeat is a good one to help check and correct our lapses, to help make positive changes, to help the technical crew choose the best tactics for different games. It’s glaring and obvious that Ebuehi cannot play Iceland and Agentina because the are Physical and technical.

      This is a great game and highly commendable for Nigeria, the players and the Technical crew. UP NIGERIA.

  • lafene, A I 3 years ago

    super eagles second string team too timid

  • Yes most of the Serbian attack in the second half came from the right back, but that was when we changed our pattern .
    Moses a wing back was changed with IGHALO an attacker.
    Then Joel and Onazi, two midfielders were subbed by John Ogu and Simon Moses, collapsing our mid field for attack.
    So we changed from 4-3-3 to 4-2-4 exposing our defence.
    Better game than the Polish game.
    WE had more than 6 shorts at goal, compared to zero shots against Poland.
    Good job boys.

  • Arnold 3 years ago

    Is he even a Nigerian. That we should sack our coach less than 3month to the World Cup. His country didn’t even qualify for the World Cup so you won’t blame him. It’s coach not couch. Siasia will better fit the USA team.

  • They played woefully, no proper coordination in the midfield. No clear chances also created in the attack. We need playmakers. Ogu and simon should have been brought in at the start of second half. Overall performance was poor

  • Abdulrazak 3 years ago

    @Edo man, please, get some education. From your atrocious english and upside down grammer, its obvious you have no understanding of whats being discussed here let alone any knowledge of the besutiful game. Our coach is fine and we believe in him.
    Did anyone watch Spain destroy Argentina?
    We shall make it out of our group.

  • What a call by @Edoman! I’m afraid!

  • Akinola Omotunde Omosanya 3 years ago

    Why are we playing friendly matches? Why do we invited 35 players? To play friendly matches is to test, know the best player for good position and the ability to match the opponent and the coherent in a team. Rome was not build in a day. In the time of Westerhof, how many years it took him to assembles those legs we are so proud of today. Please patient gives way to good things. It is not to sack or begin to castigate the idea of the coaches. We still have many world cup and nation cup to play. If the fail today, they can be the best tomorrow.