Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeated Plateau United 3-0 in a test game preparatory to Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Zambia with Arsenal star...
Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeated Plateau United 3-0 in a test game preparatory to Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Zambia with Arsenal star Alex Iwobi again catching the eye with a brace.
Iwobi crowned a superb individual display when in the 54th minute he combined well with Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho to double the Eagles lead.
He fired his second goal on the stroke of full time off a rebound.
Gent of Belgium defensive midfielder Anderson Esiti opened scoring in the 36th minute following a fine solo run.
In the second, what looked like the starting XI for Sunday’s match were introduced wholesale with right-back Musa Mohammed the only survivor from the first half.
It was a better contest after the interval with a lot more intensity.
However, Olympiacos striker Brown Ideye was wasteful in front of the Plateau goal, while Joshua Obaje and Kabiru Umar posted a more assured performance at the other end of the pitch.
There were a few slips between Eagles central defenders Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong.
Eagles line up (4-2-3-1)
Ikechukwu Ezenwa – Kingsley Madu, Musa Mohammed, Uche Agbo, Jamiu Alimi – Shehu Abdullahi, Anderson Esiti - Ahmed Musa, Chisom Egbuchulam, Nosa Igiebor – Godwin Obaje
Carl Ikeme - Elderson Echiejile, Musa Mohammed, Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, Brown Ideye.