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NFF: Eagles Have A Lot To Learn From Algeria, Tunisia Friendlies Ahead AFCON Qualifiers

NFF: Eagles Have A Lot To Learn From Algeria, Tunisia Friendlies Ahead AFCON Qualifiers

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has admitted that the Super Eagles have a lot to learn ahead of their 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers next month.

Nigeria had a no win in the two October international friendly encounters against both the Desert Foxes of Algeria and the
Carthage Eagles of Tunisia respectively.

The Super Eagles slumped to a l-0 defeat in the hands of the reigning African Champions, Algeria at the Worthersee Stadium in Flagenfurt Austria on Friday October 9.

Four days later, the three-time African Champions settled for a 1-1 draw with Tunisia at the Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria to round off their disappointing two-match FIFA
international window.

After the game against Tunisia on
Tuesday which saw Nigeria play out a draw with a goal from Kelechi Iheanacho before Mohamed Drager equalised, the NFF admitted the team needed to improve.

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On its Instagram page, thenffofficial, NFF wrote : “Good test for the @ng_supereagles a lot to learn. The team gathers again in November for Afcon 2021 qualifiers #soarsupereagles #*team9jastrong.”

Nigeria will meet Sierra Leone in an
AFCON qualification double header in November. The Super Eagles are topping the table with six maximum points from two wins in their group.

That is after the West African nation defeated the Republic of Benin 2-1 in Uyo in their opening match last year while travelling away to beat Lesotho 4-2 also
in the year 2019.

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

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  • Larry 8 months ago

    Lesson learnt..

    1. GR has done his best and we have seen its best (ANC bronze, WC appearances) and does not have the wherewithal to win againoppositions. itions.
    2. If nff is expecting ANC Gold and WC finalist from GR, i advise they should start looking elsewhere or get more capable hands to assist him.
    3. GR can cover his technical deficiencies by inviting the right set of players and selecting the same for matches.
    4. GR needs to stop recycling underperforming players. Players are as good as their last match.
    5. Okoye and Akpo are the new real deals.
    6. Balo is the real commando. He is deserving of SE leadership.
    7. Ndidi should be on standby to be the team captain .

  • Edoman 8 months ago

    If only Kelechi Iheanacho didn’t have to take that paneity. Never ever allow Kelechi to take paneity again. Enough said for now.

  • We expected atleaet an average performance from this team but we got a below average… Friendlies are used to perfect tactical plans which never reflected in the two Friendlies. To be sincere with ourselves, the two teams outplayed us and this was as a result of a “possessional football(tactical set up)”