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ROAD TO RUSSIA: Who Are Your Three Best Super Eagles Players Of 2017?

ROAD TO RUSSIA: Who Are Your Three Best Super Eagles Players Of 2017?

The Super Eagles have had a decent 2017, qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup in some style.

Even with the Nigeria Football Federation’s sloppiness leading to a points deduction and putting a blemish on the Super Eagles’ unbeaten World Cup qualifying run, the team still kept their Russia 2018 ticket.


Apart from the blip when they lost at home to South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, the Super Eagles had a remarkable 2017, beating Cameroon and Zambia in World Cup qualifiers and superpowers Argentina in a high-profile friendly.

The Super Eagles squad achieved these feats under the able guidance of Gernot Rohr and a bunch of star players.
Mikel Obi provided leadership and composure in midfield, Ikechukwu Ezenwa competently stepped in for stricken goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, Victor Moses and Simon Moses were incisive and devastating on the flanks, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho scored key goals; Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Elderson Echiejile and Shehu Abdullahi formed a wall at the back.

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In addition, Ogenyi Onazi and Wilfred Ndidi provided a solid midfield base, while Odion Ighalo led the forward line brilliantly.
All these players and their teammates made 2017 a successful year for the Super Eagles and will all play key roles in Russia in 2018.

We all have our favourites based on their performances in the outgoing year. Who are your best three Super Eagles players for 2017 that you also expect to be absolutely important in Russia?

It is time again to have your say as Completesportsnigeria.com continue our Road To Russia World Cup Debate series.
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  • PapaFem 4 years ago

    Moses Victor, for his outstanding performance for Chelsea and Nigeria, Mikel Obi, for his leadership and commanding role in our quest for WC qualification and Balogun Leon for his selfless and intelligent defending throuhgout the qualifying serires.

  • Diuto Nwachuku 4 years ago

    My Own Best Super Eagles Players Of 2017 Will Be Four (4) Viz; John Obi Mikel Our Fantastic Captain, Victor Moses Our Power-House, Leon Balogun Our Rock In Defense And One Of The babies Of The Team; Alex Iwobi Who Gave Us The World Cup TKT..

  • My best three outstanding players of year 2017 ar skipper John Obi Mikel,Victor Moses and Leon Balogun.others are Tros Ekong,Odion ighalo,Kelechi iheanacho nd Alex Iwobi.i pray that none of will get injury before,during and after w/C in Jesus name .,..

  • Iwobi, moses, ighalo, mikel.

  • Olumide Omoboye 4 years ago

    Mikel, Moses and Balogun

  • BABA ASH 4 years ago



  • Maccollins Njoku 4 years ago

    In all ramifications the super eagles have been absolutely super blameless both individually and collectively as a team. Therefore, its probably going to be a bit unfair picking only three players, however my three in their respective positions are: Abdullahi Shehu, Troost Ekong and Mikel Obi

  • nwamara Obinna 4 years ago

    obi Mikel,victor moses, Leon balogun,

  • Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and Mikel Obi.

  • Dr christo 4 years ago

    My best three for the year is our able Leon balogun for his effort in the qualifying series, Victor moses and Ndidi for his effort in the midfield

  • ovoke ogheneovo 4 years ago

    Victor moses, Mikel obi and Wilfred Ndidi

  • Patrick 4 years ago

    Abdullah shehu
    Mikel Obi
    the 2 moses

  • moses,mikel, balogun

  • ojo Samuel 4 years ago

    obi Mikel is the most passionate guy in that team….victor moses creativity and finally the oyinbo wall…2 in 1 ekong et balogun

  • whisky 4 years ago


  • Jude Treasure 4 years ago

    The best 3 from the team are: Victor Moses, Wilfred Ndidi and John Obi Mikel/Leon Balogun.

  • Sam Egwu 4 years ago

    Moses Victor, Iwobi Alex, Mikel Obi

  • Sam Egwu 4 years ago

    All of them are very fantastic,so it is difficult to select the best three

  • My best three are Victor Moses, Ekong and Mikel Obi

  • Tony Iloka 4 years ago


  • Splendor uche 4 years ago

    Victor moses, simon moses, winifred ndidi

  • all of u dat are saying every1 iz gud wat of daniel akpeyi he iz ma no1 choice

    • dohdohsky 4 years ago

      @John, I swear I’ll report you to EFCC, personally.

    • Bros bros, please if na play stop am. Ha Ha.

    • John, Did you ever followed the qualifying series of the wc. What made you tip Akpeyi over the key 3 hearts of the team? Please,lecture me, I want to know.

  • Moses,mikel, Balogun ,

  • Emmanuel 4 years ago

    Obi Mikel, Moses Victor, Halogen Leon

  • Isaac Collins 4 years ago

    Mikel Obi. Leon Balogun. Victor Moses

  • (1)Victor moses (2) Mikel obi and (3)troost Ekong

  • Triple O. 4 years ago

    Mikel Obi, victor Moses, Igalo

  • Akinwande Ayodeji 4 years ago

    Victor moses,Leon balogun Alex iwobi are the best in world cup qualifier

  • victor moses,Leon balogun,mikel

  • Stephen Udoh 4 years ago


  • Kester 4 years ago

    Mikel Obi
    Victor Moses
    Alex Iwobi

  • Ifeanyi 4 years ago

    Mikel Obi, victor Moses and Alex iwobi.

  • Well sha i will go for Akpeyi,echiejile.agu,hahahaha

  • Omo9ja 4 years ago

    Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi and Leon Balogun. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Edoman, New Jersey, USA. 4 years ago

    Alex Awobi

    Leon Balogun

    Victor Moses.

  • E . Badamosi 4 years ago

    William-Troost Ekong was outstanding as a central defender, Victor Moses was excellent and robustly played on both out flanks, scoring and assisting others to score. Mikel Obi’s patriotism and leadership by example, through which he scored increbiible goals, made a big difference.

  • I thought I made a post on this topic but it seems network made it to disappear or is CS editing the comments now? Anyways, I just feel this kind of topic can implant discord in the camp of the Eagles. We remembered Rashidi Yakini. Almost all the players went against him because of concentrating the praises on him. As far as I am concerned all players are the best. They are all equal. The attackers cannot play the goalkeeping position. The defence can not automatically take over the position if the attackers. They are all united and no one I’d better thsn the others. No one is a Messi or Ronaldo. Only then are a class of their own.

  • jay jay Daniel 4 years ago

    I Will choose mikel obi, Victor mises, Alex iwobi as the Most outstanding during the world cup qualifier .

  • Mikel,moses,iwobi,Eboue,ighalo,Balogun

  • Kenzie 4 years ago

    Victor Moses, Mikel Obi and Wilfred Ndidi

  • V Moses, Balogun, Mikel

  • nwamara obinna 4 years ago

    John Mikel obi ,,,,victor moses,,,,, Leon balogun,

  • dohdohsky 4 years ago

    it’ll be very difficult for me to pick the best 3 since they all play in different positions… But if you say the best flop, maybe that one would be easier to point out.
    Make Akpeyi no near camp for world cup o

  • Edoman, New Jersey, USA. 4 years ago

    The worst thing that could happen is to allow Akpeyi in goal to face Messi and Arguero. Could that be what Fifa had foreseen while Nigeria was rated and ranked so low ?

  • Dada Samuel 4 years ago

    Mikel Obi for his leadership & veteran role in the midfield.

    Victor Moses for his quality play in the attack & utilitarian value.

    Troost Ekong for restoring confidence in the defence.

  • sunday 4 years ago

    for me is indidi the two mosses and mikel awobi and ighalo balogun

  • all d players d extremely well bt kudos to d key players like mikel,moses,leon,ndidi n iwobi

  • kingsley 4 years ago

    mikel, v moses nd iwobi

  • Moses,Mikel Obi, And Iwobi