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President Buhari Salutes ‘Soaring’ Super Eagles Over Comeback Win Vs Argentina

President Buhari Salutes ‘Soaring’ Super Eagles Over Comeback Win Vs Argentina

By James Agberebi:

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to the Super Eagles over their stunning 4-2 comeback win against Argentina in Tuesday’s international friendly game in Krasnodar, Russia.


The Eagles found themselves trailing 2-0 following goals from Ever Banega and Sergio Aguero.

But the Eagles struck back with goals from Kelechi Iheanacho (who bagged two assists), debutant Bryan Idowu and Alex Iwobi who scored twice.

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Deportivo La Coruna’s 18-year-old goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, also made his debut for the Super Eagles coming on in the second half.

The Argentines were without inspirational skipper Lionel Messi who flew back to Spain to resume preparation ahead of Barcelona’s away league clash against Leganes next weekend.

He was however in action when Argentina pipped hosts of next year’s World Cup Russia, 1-0 in another friendly game on Saturday.

Reacting to the impressive win against the Argentines, President Buhari wrote on his verified Twitter handle:”Congratulations to our soaring Super Eagles, and to all Nigerians, on tonight’s victory against Argentina.”

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  • that moment u hear that Nigeria hv won the world cup!!!!

  • Well deserve and meritorious victory by the eagles.#soareagles

  • Charles shilaka 4 years ago

    Our team played without Moses, Onazi & many other top players, too. Stop saying ‘inspirational Messi’, please.

  • Congratulations naija

  • Supatemmy 4 years ago

    Tell them o,that we play without Echiejile,Onazi,victor Moses,ighalo,Ikeme and even moses simon.
    so stop telling us about messi.

  • Keep it up 9ja

  • Mykel Meero 4 years ago

    Yes for sure we played without many of our star players and won but Messi still remains a threat in every match he increases the goal scoring risk by at least 60 percent everytime he play… Don’t forget that Icardi didn’t play nor Higuain

  • Francis 4 years ago


  • Argentine coach was arrogant; thought Messi should not waste his time with the Super Eagles as other players were equal to the task. Truth is bitter isn’t it?

  • Femi Yerokun 4 years ago

    Let’s leave what happened in the Argentine camp behind us and concentrate on building on the success of that match to encourage our own team. Don’t think if we happen to meet Argentina in the world Cup proper their strategy will be the same.
    Well played Super Eagles, but don’t rest till Nigeria gets to the final. You’re one of the best going to Russia 2018 WC Finals

  • Emmanuel 4 years ago

    What did Messi do against Rushia… i wish he was there, same would have happen to hem

  • Jonson 4 years ago

    Let them call for a rematch with Messi we are waiting