The international break last weekend presented us with the special opportunity to focus on the 2017 AFCON qualifier between Taifa Stars of Tanzania and Super Eagles of Nigeria. And that edition of the Talk Big & Win It was quite interesting.


The Super Eagles’ showing in Dar es Salaam earned them an away 0-0 draw.

Below are the list of winners that emerged from the readers’ preview/verdict exercise ahead of the match. Each of the two top winners will receive Super Eagles authentic shirt. The other two will receive one Super Eagles face-cap each, as consolation prizes.

These winners will be contacted through email with information concerning collection of their prizes.


1) Osholongwe Agboola Rasheed, Sari, Iganmu, Lagos.

2) Adamu Usman, Abuja.


1) Wale Akinyooye

2) Vando Ekpenyong, Calabar,Cross River State.

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  • super eagles will win by 3 not and top the table

  • Ademola Atanda 3 years ago

    In my own view, Emanuel Emenike will be the star of the day, if u look at that guy (Emenike) he is fully fit, So if he was given the chance, he is going to be the changer.

  • Ademola Atanda 3 years ago

    In my own view, Emanuel Emenike will be the star of the day, if u look at that guy (Emenike) he is fully fit, So if he was given the chance, he is going to be the changer. ADEMOLA ATANDA from IBADAN,OYO STATE

  • Aminu Ibrahim Hassan 3 years ago

    The Nigeria-Tanzania encounter will not only be an important match for the Eagles to win but will be very pertinent because it will also be a litmus test of the eagles coach (Sunday Oliseh). The former Belgium side coach has been recognised as a disciplinarian and a good coach by many sport commentators and also he happen to be a good football analyst on super sport channels. But at the same time he has been criticised on the syndicate that he lack experience of the African football league because he has never coach any African nation unlike his predecessor (Coach Steven Keshi) who has coached many African countries like Togo, Mali and even went to win the African Nations Cup with the super Eagles of Nigeria in South Africa. Moreso, he has being seen as somebody who is not even coaching a Division ‘A’ club in the Belgium league which many see this factor as another big challenge for the new coach but nevertheless his enthuisiasm and track record as a player are what many believed in the young coach. hence, as the saying goes, sometimes “only a trial can convince a man. BEST OF LUCK TO SUPER EAGLES OF NIGERIA! -AMINU IBRAHIM HASSAN, ABUJA. 08069663020.

  • JIMOH IBRAHIM O 3 years ago

    I’m very sure Nigeria will win the match by God Grace.NIG 2-0 TANZANIA.From Jimoh Ibrahim O.,Ibadan,08037226644.

  • Oifoghe Israel 3 years ago

    Sincerely I Don’t see any chance of Tanzania winning this match. This Nigerian team is far more experienced in comparison to the tanzanians. Though the 12th man in the stadium (home fans) are pivotal to the way the tanzanians will play,but Nigeria is poised to win this match convincingly. The likes of Odion Ighalo And Leon Balogun will be very vital to the squad.
    Oifoghe Israel. Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

  • This match is suppose to be a win for Nigeria and it should be so but I am not sure of my prediction for now. The reasons are that I don’t know much about the Tanzanian team except that they lost a match to Egypt 3-0. But it was an away game!!! This time playing Nigeria, they are at home. I am scared of the home advantage philosophy. Most cases it works. Again this is Mr Oliseh’s first match handling the Super Eagles but he is starting with most players I am not really familiar with as regards their forms- physically and mentally. I am scared indeed. The only consolation I have is that the Tanzanian team lost 0-3 and they just withdrew from one of the competitions(under 17 or Olympics I am not sure, but they withdrew) indicating that something is wrong with the Egyptian football which definitely will affect the team. But they beat Tanzania meaning Tanzania MAY not be that strong. I have not even heard of any of their players, local or foreign. I hope we will will but judging from our poor away results, I say Tanzania 0-2 Nigeria.
    DJENIKO Chris

    Thank you completesportsnigeria. com for announcing me as one of the first winner this season in the Man City 3 vs 0 Chelsea match, but ……..

  • I’m very sure that super_eagle will definitely defeat tanzania,super eagle is going to top d group table…adesola adebowale,agbado ijaye lagos

  • opia christian 3 years ago

    To be honest the super eagles has a very poor away records when playing any away matches, firstly I will give credit to coach sunday oliseh ,he. Was a sport pundicts before his appointment as d national handlers I have check his list of invitees and I am impressed wht his work rate .pls I think emmanuel emenike will make the difference from christian opia ,portharcourt

  • Anjorin Gbenga 3 years ago

    I think this eagles’ll win the game by 3-0 by His grace. Thanks.

  • Vando ekpenyong 3 years ago

    Matches involving The Taifa stars vs super eagles are always dicey,crunchy,rough and tough because of the physical presence of the Tanzanians. The only thing that made Egypt win was their tactical approach through the skillful utilization of their free -flow style of play against the resolute Tanzanians.Thank God,the new super eagles coach has an indepht tactical-psychomotorised philosophy which envisaged his choice of players for this epic encounter as his first game.Now,check out the ages of the invited players,the first division clubs they are playing for,their playing time data,the skills and on-field situation-manipulation abilities of the invited players. In the midfield,both defensive and attacking,Haruna,Rabiu and obiora can take on any opponent and give them a run for thier money.In the attack,gazzelling Emenike and gallivanting ujah with the accellerating Musa and Bolt-simon moses can be a handfull for Tanzania.However,according to an agency report monitored by The social network gurus”VANDOSCENIUM”,the Taifa Stars’ Turkey training was highly succesful with only one casualty in their young striker who copped-up a hamstring in the early hours morning training session.ON THE NIGERIAN SIDE,joel obi is out of contest due to fitness problems and the DIE IS CAST for the TWO new coaches to salvage their pride. Indeed, Oliseh should not make the tactical mistake of playing Emenike at same time with Ujah because non of them will like to be the willing provider. After 90 +minutes Nigeria 2 Tanzania 1. Vando ekpenyong,calabar,Cross River State. 07069363028.

  • opia christian 3 years ago

    I must give credit to nff for their confidence to our gaffer sunday oliseh firstly I wil start by acknowledging nigeria poor away record under former coach nigeria must play tanzania as a team rather than individual talents that is the only way we can emerge victorios ,our diffenders has to upp their games midfielder always on alert then anybody playing upfront like emenike or ighalo. Will be the decider of the game pls let this point be taken into consideration.from christian opia from portharcourt

  • Bankole Kehinde Ebenezer Lagos 3 years ago

    nigeria vs tanzania wil be tough at d begining as Tazania wil try to scareor impress but the super eagles will find away around the game by using penetrative passes nd direct running to split thier defence. Tanzania 0 Nigeria 4

  • Our victory is sure! the super eagle are not prepared to be defeated by Taifa Stars of Tanzania, they know what it means to lose any game at this stage, qualification is the goal. I am sure the team mind set for victory will see them through even by 1 goal difference, and confident the Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh will start on a good note when both teams lock-horns in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier come Saturday ,5th Sept. 2015. FALEYE TOKUNBO. LAGOS. 08065400607

  • Daniel Jegede 3 years ago

    In my view, am very sure that supper eagle is going to win by 2 -0 Emmanuel Emenike &Musa is going are make different.
    Daniel Ayodele from Ijebu ode, Ogun state

  • gbenga 3 years ago

    The super eagles will defeat Tanzania by 4 goals to zero….TANZANIA 0- NIGERIA 4
    Gbenga Adesanya from ikorodu….08050558998

  • It’s not an easy encounter between the two teams.
    First, the Tanzania are at home and wouldn’t want it be easy with the eagles
    Secondly, the first appearance as a coach for our own Sunday olive, who would want to write is name in history book and he will want nothing more than three point from that encounter. Which he Wil definitely get. My prediction is going to be 2-1 in favor of the Eagles of Nigeria

  • It’s not an easy encounter between the two teams.
    First, the Tanzania are at home and wouldn’t want it be easy with the eagles
    Secondly, the first appearance as a coach for our own Sunday olive, who would want to write is name in history book and he will want nothing more than three point from that encounter. Which he Wil definitely get. My prediction is going to be 2-1 in favor of the Eagles of Nigeria

  • Jensen joe 3 years ago

    It’s a straight win 4 nigeria,i can confidently say. With the players ready and good to go,definately super eagles will be victorious #BB

  • Wale Akinyooye 3 years ago

    This is no doubt going to be a great match for our new coach Sunday Oliseh and the Super Eagles of Nigeria, there is everything to play for in this match and any player selected for the match has something to prove to Nigerians and the coach. First of all this is Sunday Oliseh’s debut match and any player selected also would be doing so for the first time under a new team management irrespective how many times they have played in the team before and from the other side our opponent the Taifa stars of Tanzania have lost their first match away to Egypt coming into this match, they would be playing at home in front of their home fans and not ready to drop points.

    The match promises to be an exciting one for the home and away team, so much pride at stake to play for, Nigeria the past winners of the championship especially has a lot to prove to Nigerians that the failure to qualify for the last championship is an error, also the new coaching crew with all the hypes and rave review they have been getting would also want to win the match convincingly to prove to Nigerians that they mean business and that they are not push overs when it comes to national team experience like others have written them off of lacking in that aspect.

    Any player selected for this assignment would want to justify their inclusion thereby cementing their place in the national team under a new dispensation, the main action actually is in the Eagles team, the fight for shirts and recognition under Oliseh, i can see the hunger and the drive to excel in the players under the new coaching crew because they are aiming to justify their call to national camp and playing time, justification and fight for positions in the team.

    It is no news if the Eagles beat Taifa stars by 6-0 which is what i see but it would be a big news if it is the other way round.

    I believe in the ability of the coaching crew and the Eagles given the right preparation and motivation which they are getting now, this is a new era, CHANGE has come to our national team.

    Up Eagles! Up Nigeria! Forward ever and backward never.

  • Benjamen Damilare Oyela 3 years ago

    This weekend presents a big test for the Super eagles and Coach Sunday oliseh. This will be the first competitive game for the Oliseh will be handling as the Coach of the Super eagles and it is a tricky one away in Dar es salaam in Tanzania. This no doubt is a must win encounter for the eagles knowing fully well that a win will put as in a comfortable position ahead of the double header with the Pharaohs of Egypt. Oliseh no doubt has sticked to a larger percent to his word of inviting players who play regularly for their club sides hence the exclusion of Mikel and Victor Moses from the team. The Tanzanian national side will also look to bounce back from the defeat suffered in the hands of the Pharoahs of Egypt. This therefore makes this a difficult match for both teams.
    For most Nigerians, the super eagles has not really been convincing in their away qualifying matches and are therfore seen as a bad traveller when it comes to playing outside the shores of the country. Nigerians expect a change in this trend and are therefore waiting anxiously to see what the Sunday Oliseh led super eagles will bring to the table. Expectations are really high and all fingers crossed for the clash. The Super eagles is expected to come out of this with a 1 . 0 victory over the Taifa stars of Zimbabwe.

    Benjamen Damilare Oyela

  • Harrison donald ogu 3 years ago

    Thank you complete sports for annoucing me a winner for the swanse vs man u game. Back to the Nigeria game. With the Nigeria team regrouping for the first time under samson siasia and the tanzania team just coming back from an 8 day training in turkey and again having the home advantage will make it more difficult for the Nigeria team. Expect a very slim score margin with Nigeria carrying the day. Tanzania 0 vs 1 Nigeria. 08164646394. Benin city, Edo state.

  • Iorwuese ayooseh king
    With God all things are possible. My advice to the technical crew and players is for them to stand united and accomplished their duty as promise to the satisfaction of nigerians and world but not to their selfish interest. My prayer is for God to grant them with the knowledge,strength and ability to deliver.
    Iorwuese Ayooseh King. Benue state

  • Patrick wilson 3 years ago

    Ahmed musa is going to be the difference in that. Game plus he’s going to be the captain of the day for Nigeria I also see him scoring and assisting. naija is winning the game by 3 goals to 1.

  • Adamu Usman 3 years ago

    the game we be very tough game. but at the end of the game,it going to be draw game,in what have observe sofar. Tanzania 0 Nigeria 0.



    Tanzania vs Nigeria at their home ground in Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam. The team is not in any way a treat to Nigeria football except The Super Eagle too are not ready to play at AFCON come 2017. It is a known fact that Sunday Oliseh has no national team coaching experience but he is a holder of UEFA coaching Certificate which for me is enough and his antecedent in the Eagles made him look like the best man for the job. Even though it is in the news that of recent Tanzania has invested more money in the team in hope of improvement, but no matter how far they have gone I am 100% sure that Nigeria will over come them. Tanzania team has only make name for themselves only in CECAFA Cup (3 Times Champion 1974, 1994, 2010 and 5 Times Runners-up) not at AFCON (qualifier or group stages) except of recent where they beat Burkina Faso twice in the African Nations cup qualifiers and beat Cameroon 1-0 in a friendly match. The most recent result was a 3–1 win against Morocco in World Cup Qualifying in this same stadium Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. So we should relax and see how the new Super Eagle will do because this isn’t how we are going to win but how many goals can we score or can we keep clean sheet.


  • Adekiigbe kayode 3 years ago

    Football they say is a game of chance. This match to me is not going to be tough as people may think,reason being that,it is the first competitive match of coach Sunday Oliseh and with the calibres of players he has invited,it shows that he want to experiment and not yet have a formidable team and the composure may not be there for them to pose any threat agains Tazanians. The Tazania team have being playing together knows each other and with their recent records in friendly matches,i think we should expect a real shocker. I want to say that at the end,they may shock the fooball fans with the scoreline and we must not use it to judge the performance of Coach Sunday Oliseh because he is just starting and not yet have a superb team. I give it to the Tazanians. Tazania 2 vs 1 Nigeria. (ADEKIIGBE KAYODE,OWO ONDO STATE.)

  • Olatise Martins Adebayo 3 years ago

    The much awaited anticipated match where our own Nigeria super eagles will slug it out with Taifa of Tanzania on saturday will be very tough and keenly contested. I believe in the ability of the duo of Emmanuel Emenike and Anthoney ujah to be in the score sheet for Nigeria. This Africa cup of nation qualify match is the first match for the newly appointed chief coach of Nigeria super eagles and it will serve as a litmus test on his ability and his capability to lead the super eagles. The super eagles should not look down on tanzania because, there is no push over country in Africa football. Oliseh should select the best eleven injury free players and who are ready to give it all to winning the game for Nigeria for the match and they should not compromise. The technical crew should be up and doing in working hand in hand with the chief coach to ensure they picked the three maximum points from the away game and this will boost there morale in the next home home match in the qualification series. In the absence of first choice goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, carl ikeme will perform wonders in the match if not steal the position from enyeama self. I will them success and good outing on saturday at. Dar salam, Tanzania.
    The result of the match will be Nigeria 2 Tanzania 0. Olatise Martins Adebayo, Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti state, Nigeria.

  • onyeka Martins 3 years ago

    Super Eagle will beat Tanzania by 3-1

  • jafaru musa hdj 3 years ago

    in sha allah nigeria winning tanzaniya 3 point

  • yinka adu 3 years ago

    Super eagle wil attack dem 4rm al angles n dey wil beat tanzania lik a baby,infact dis game is work over jare.u wil see wat oliseh boys wil do 2 dem.fuck tanzania

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  • AJAO MUHAMMED BILLAL 3 years ago

    Tanzania Vs Nigeria match will be a competent test for the new Super Eagle Coach Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh. The Tanzania national team can not boost of any known name in European football while Nigeria on the other hand have players scatters all over the world league. I believe Nigeria will win, just the score line is what I can not predict. The longest serving Super Eagles player Vincent Enyeama has withdraw from this match as reported my sport number one news paper Complete Sport. Without any doubt the keeper that will deputize for him will not disappoint. The match will be tough no doubt but am expecting victory from this new Eagle and their new coach. Until then I will still be praying for this eagles to make us proud. Up Super Eagles

  • Adeleke Taofiq . A 3 years ago

    From my own perspective, Super Eagles will perform well especially when new players was invited for this crucial match I. e Izunna Uzochukwu , I believe Nigeria will win by a goal . 09030474803

  • Amoranbini Bilikis Olawunmi 3 years ago

    Tanzania home Stadium will be on fire this weekend with Nigeria hungry players wanting to proof a point. If we remember well that the giant of Africa didn’t participate in the last AFCON and the players have vow never to miss out again in the continental championship. This is a new team with a new coach Sunday Oliseh. Tanzania are the underdog here so the players should not be too confident but they should not also be afraid of this team. There will be pressure and panic but the good thing is that there will be avenue for the new and returning players to proof themselves. The standing in skipper Ahmed Musa is in the form of his life which will boost the moral of the team. It will not be easy and we don’t expect it to be so go there and make the nation proud Up Naija.
    Amoranbini Bilikis Olawunmi, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State

  • ADEYINKA MUKADAS 3 years ago

    This match look like a dicey one because this Tanzania will want to be a spoiler for the Super Eagles. They are very much aware that they can not qualify from the group that has Egypt and Nigeria but they will want to be a stumbling block for any team that is lackadaisical in the qualifying rounds. This is where the coach and the player need to work hard and not give any stone on-turn. With players like Emmanuel Emenike and Ahmed Musa the team is good to go. Tanzania team too has there own star players but they can be compare with their Nigeria. A draw in this match will not be a bad result knowing fully well that Egypt beat them in Cairo but this is their home and they will want to put smile to the faces of their people by playing anti-football, so the team is advice to be caution and make good use of any opportunity they have.

  • NZEAKOR NNEJI 3 years ago

    This Nigeria team are like wounded lion who is very much aware that if he fail to kill is opponent then it is as good as a Christmas goat. The Tanzania team are very much eager to play in the AFCON group stages because every national team is a potential champion and they will not achieve this dream if they failed to win against Nigeria in their home after losing the first match to Egypt by 3 goals to nothing they need to keep this dream alive. The Nigeria team too are new team except for some few old boys the majority are new like the goal keeper that is expected to be in goal Ikeme after Enyeama not available due to the death of his mother. Nigeria will win.

  • ogbuefi chijioke 3 years ago

    Tanzania is not a big treat to us we most beat them by 3 0 we will show them that we are African champion they will lean a lesson from our term all there fans will know that the champion has com

  • Musa Audu 3 years ago

    Sadly, my prediction to this game is a draw, the likes of Mrisho Ngassa and Mbwana Samata would be hand full for the super eagles defense, with Vincent enyeama out of the squad don’t believe his replacement would be able of organize the Nigerian back four that have not played together as a unit in a competitive game and the home crowd would be wild and noisy… so a draw should end the match. Still key players for the Eagles are missing which gives me real doubt that the eagles can get an away win. Musa Audu Kafanchan, Kaduna State


    Well as for me, I don't see  the Tanzanian team giving my Eagles a tough time and am very sure that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are going to beat them: Nigeria 3, Tanzania 0.  Rhe players that are going to make things happen, I think, is going to be Ahmed Musa and Emenike. 

    Zainul Abideen Adeyemo from Kaduna State 


    Well as for me I did not see Tanzania team given my eagle a though time and am very sure that the super eagles of Nigeria are going to beat them 3 then Tanzania 0 and the player that is going to make I think is going to be Ahmed musa and Emenike
    Zainul Abideen Adeyemo from Kaduna state
    08173401476 so that’s it

  • All I want is for Emem eduok to be fielded Nd the rest is history

  • Nwagbogwu Kingsley 3 years ago

    The match will surely promises to be an entertaining match but nigeria just have enough to see it through..Looking at the nigeria team,I have issues with the defence.If past set is anything to go by,I think the personnel will be Madu at left back,Omeruo and Ekong at central and Balogun at right back with Ikeme in goal ant this is were the problem I think starts.first except Omeruo,others have been new to the team with Balogun the older of the all and the have not played before together and coupled with the fact they have had less than 3days of training,it should be a concern especially with a new coach coming in that has not blended his tactics.So I think they might score all and but we will just do well to out score them and win.Another area of concern is eagles away records in africa the past five matches which we have only only won once against congo and that is still a concern.It should not forgotten as well that after this match,the next series of matches will be a double header against what most believe as our direct rival in the group Egypt.points drop against tanzania obviously will impact negatively on our standings and remove our destiny from our hands going into the double header.
    With the likes of Emenike back and Musa also on show,I believe the eagles just have more than enough to edge the tie 1:2 in our favour..Nwagbogwu Kingsley Ikorodu

  • mayowa kolade 3 years ago

    Well as we are seeing things like this, Nigeria will win this match because our wingers and strikers are all ready and fit for this match. Thanks, one nation.

  • idris 3 years ago

    i see us winning by the narrowest of margins and i believe in the power of ujah and emenike winning it for us. A difficult match it is going to be as the eagles will struggle like they did against chad
    idris mohammed, ilorin

  • My. Lovely Super Eagles will beat Tanzania 2 :0, goal 4rm Ahmed Musa.

  • matthew obi 3 years ago

    Nigeria wil beat tanzania 3-0

  • In my dream I saw Nigeria as the wining team. becouse we have so many experince when it comes to African game, and Tanzania is one of the countries lacking defenders. So I be live that Nigeria will win, just bear it in mind, at least 2-0, by God's grace.

    –Chinyere, Abia state

  • wisdom Ekeng 3 years ago

    nigeria 3-1 tanzania

    am wisdom ekeng from Abuja

  • Nigeria Super eagles will beat them2:0 tanzania

  • francis dave 3 years ago

    Nigeria will win the match but it will be a very serious and interesting match ,Nigeria 2:1 Tanzania.

  • Joshua Bassey 3 years ago

    Tanzania play “tikitaka” a lot but their bane is hasty finishing and light frame of the players.The Eagles will likely play a 4-3-3 formation.I believe “skippo” A.Musa and marauding E.Emenike are Nigeria’s key players.The team’s strength is the forward line.While,Our big weak point is rapport between defensive midfield and the backline.In the past both Onazi and Mikel(supposed to be defensive midfielders)attacked a lot and put pressure on the defence.Then Enyeama kept saving us.We do not have the talent to push a team into their area and play so high up the pitch.That’s why you only see fortuitous offside calls often because an opposing player ran to fast.We cannot keep playing that way.The whole team should defend when they loose the ball and try to maintain their positioning even as they attack.My prediction will be 2-0 or 3-0 for Nigeria.CONFIDENT.3 points 4 Naija.Stick 2ur job Eagles nd give everithing you only serve the team doing that.

  • Nduese Douglas 3 years ago

    In the match between Nigeria and Tanzania, the score line will be Nigeria4-2Tanzania. No one can change this prediction aside God.
    NDUESE DOUGLAS, Ukanafun, AKS.

  • Benjamin udofia 3 years ago

    we are entitled for a clear three points . My eyes is on csk man (musa) and eminike, I see our super eagle getting away with 2 goals to 1 victory . Benjamin Udofia ,calabar.

  • Benjamin udofia 3 years ago

    I saw the result 5 days ago in my dream , Nigeria 2:1 Tanzania nice assist by musa. Benjamin Udofia Calabar, cross river state.

  • This is a must win situation 4 d eagles,4 d past 2 month,sunday oliseh has been d talk of nigeria football. Let hope he gives us our expectation… As 4 d game changer,ahmed musa will b.tanzania 2 – 3 nigeria

  • adekola tobi 3 years ago

    9geria wil win d match

  • Ilori Emmanuel 3 years ago

    Base on today match,I’m giving it to Nigeria base on the supremacy of the Nigeria players and their exposure of our players,I am giving it to Nigeria,also base on the techniques and tactics of coach Sunday Olisah,Nigeria will carry the day by winning the game by 2 or3goals to 0,up Eagles,up Nigeria

  • Malachy 3 years ago

    I no Eagles gona win them,,,, cos they are fit with our new boss

  • Malachy 3 years ago

    I no what Eagles can do,,, we gona win them with our new boss

  • concerning today match nigeria away against tazanian is going to be a tough match but i give it to nigeria: 3-1.

  • concerning today match nigeria away against tanzania is going to be a tough match but i give it to nigeria: 3-1.

  • Butu Timothy 3 years ago

    I said it befor, and am saying it again,i give it to Nigeria.well like I say before it will not be easy for the Eagles,but I saw it 2-1. Which means,Nigeria 2,while Tanzania 1. And that is my prediction good luck super Eagles,am Timothy Butu from port-harcourt.

  • Marshall 3 years ago

    where all of una wey dey dream dey predict. Since after the match all you tika race nobody commented again. I beg una o, no small team for Africa again o.

  • Adamu Usman 3 years ago

    Whats happening,am not surprise?