Uwe: Resurgent, Confident Super Eagles Will Edge Out Bafana

Uwe: Resurgent, Confident Super Eagles Will Edge Out Bafana

Former Nigeria centre-back, Andrew Uwe, believes Super Eagles will scale the AFCON 2019 quarterfinal hurdle posed by Bafana Bafana of South Africa, Completesports.com reports.

Super Eagles defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the round of 16 3-2 while Bafana Bafana shocked the hosts, Pharaoh’s of Egypt, to set up Wednesday’s quarterfinal clash – the 14th confrontation between the two sides since 1992.

And the former Leventis United stopper who is now based in Germany and currently holds the prestigious German FA-certified DBF and UEFA B coaching licences, says the Gernot Rohr’s men are now fired up to face any foes, including the Bafana Bafana.


Andrew Uwe

“I think the Super Eagles have an edge over Bafana Bafana. Yes, it’s not going to be a straight jacket thing, but yes, Super Eagles have an edge,” Uwe who won silver medal with Eagles at the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco tells Completesports.com on phone from his base in Germany.

Uwe is clear on reasons he believes the three-time champions will shut out the South Africans on Wednesday.

“Before the game against Cameroon, they were not convincing, and things got too bad when they lost 2-0 to Madagascar.

“Hope seemed lost on them but, hey, they came back to live against Cameroon. Now that confidence is back, and it will be difficult to stop a team with such confidence,” reiterates.

By Sab Osuji

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  • 9jaVision 2 years ago

    Which way Nigeria? I cannot even begin to number the amount of embarrassing errors in this article.
    When are we going to go away from all this-

    “Former Nigeria centre-back, Andrew Uwe, believes Super Eagles will scale the AFCON 2019 quarterfinal hurdle posed by” type of articles?

    What is the benefit to readers of such an article? Is the gentleman who is supposed to have said this part of the coaching/management team of either of the teams involved? Is he close to any of the teams/camps? Any actual inside knowledge that makes his “so called” comment something indicative of what will actually happen in terms of a result?
    What is he basing his “confidence” on?

    Sorry but this is a nonsense article, but this is nothing personal or aimed at this particular article, It seems to be the general and acceptable format of the “news articles” we are constantly subjected to in Nigerian journalism and it’s a shame! It’s just not good enough, these things make us seem backward beyond belief, enough is enough!
    I mean how hard can it be to just maybe read a few sport articles/comments from our esteemed colleagues in Europe/Diaspora and glimpse a more forward thinking way of journalism and the kind of things to present to avid sports followers all over our country and also in other places as well.
    All these sort of things just display laziness beyond belief and a total lack of advancement and professionalism. If we want to move our country forward, then every little thing helps including our journalisim, the world is now a global village and everything is seen and observed by everyone. Let’s pull our fingers out guys.

    • Greenturf 2 years ago

      Andrew Uwe is a great man a former Nigeria strongman in defence who served this country well and for that should accord every respect he deserves.
      When you have served your country in that capacity therefore you deserve to be heard as well we ordinary Nigerians.
      I do not see anything wrong in that,in fact I love the catch up with Andrew Uwe who was a great player for Nigeria though I was only a kid in his playing days but even at that I was a super eagles fan and still has fond memories of him and I love the journalism of keeping in touch with our retired internationals(heros)giving us an insight of their present conditions and whereabout.
      We care.

    • Christian rowland 2 years ago

      9javision, seems you have personal grudge against Andrew Uwe, what is wrong in him voicing his positive personal opinion in this clash vs SA? OK you expected him to start calling for the sack of the coach and criticise his playing pattern and team selection right? Be fair in your judgement of individuals please.

  • frank 2 years ago

    Even the devil know that Wednesday SA must fall . congratulation Nigeria Winner Afcon 2019

  • OlaEmmi 2 years ago

    @naijaVision, are you ok? You just reasoned like a deranged man. You’re indirectly attacking a man who served Nigeria very well and win laurels for the country just because he expressed his views on what he believed in. So Uwe is not competent enough to say his about the Super Eagles? So must be member of a team to say if a team could win a match. Rubbish!

    So the comments of people in this forum should not have been published just because they are not part of the Super Eagles?

    You visionless, hopeless and faceless man, can you dare compare yourself to Andrew Uwe? What have you achieved for your family or village?

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Loll!! Hahaha. Even CSN dey call South Africa “banana bafana”

    Anyway, Good luck to my darling eagles tomorrow. Nigeria 2-0 RSA

  • Yakubu Garba-Bakoh 2 years ago

    Great!congratulations Nigeria.

  • with akpeyi, simon, awaziem, omeruo starting. abeg south africa will beat us on penerlty shoot out.

  • abba rossi 2 years ago

    rohr is not a big match coach that’s just it