The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Nigeria Professional Football League side Akwa United 3-0 in a friendly game played yesterday at the Nest of Champions Stadium in Uyo.
Owngoalnigeria.com brings to you five players of the Super Eagles who distinguished themselves during the game, which came to a sharp end when the floodlights failed to come on.
1. Victor Osimhen
The Wolfsburg bound teen has no doubts played his way into the hearts of Gernot Rohr with his lively, all action style of play.
Osimhen played upfront with the duo of Brown Ideye and Imoh Ezekiel in the first half, operating from the left side and was at the heart of every meaningful move made by the team.
He was enterprising, simply un-playable and made the crowd cheer whenever he is on the ball, missed a chance to score bar that, had a game to be proud of.
2. Victor Moses
Moses picked up from where he left up at Chelsea with a performance that proved he could be a mainstay of Rohr’s team.
He was very comfortable on the ball, glide past his markers with ease and almost scored a solo goal, that saw him dribble almost 8 players.
3. Brown Ideye
Lead the line very well, played like one with a grudge against Akwa United, always available for a pass, deservedly got the goal his movement in the box deserves.
Ideye, will no doubt on the strength of his showing start against Tanzania.
4. Chidozie Awaziem
One for the future, a true talent beyond words, strong in tackles, won almost all his duels and calm in possession,also very good at building from the rear with neat passes.
The FC Porto teen star dovetailed nicely with Jamiu Alimi in defence in the first half, and one aspect of his game which has been wowing the coaches and fans since the start of training for the Tanzania tie, is his ability to hit long passes from the back with precision.
Eye brows were raised when he was invited for the Tanzania tie, but the Maccabi Tel Aviv man proved his doubters wrong with a display that showed his high energy level.
Scored a goal and alongside Wilfred Ndidi and Shehu Abudllahi they dominated the midfield in the first half, denying Akwa United time and space on the ball with a pressing style that forced the Nigeria Professional League side into surrendering possession cheaply.