Eagles Tower Of Strength Esiti Could Start In Ndola After Strong Showing In Friendly


Anderson Esiti could earn his second cap for Nigeria when they take on Zambia on Sunday after a strong showing in the middle against Plateau United in a test game at the Abuja National Stadium.


The power playind defensive midfielder was handed a recall by coach Gernot Rohr, after erstwhile managers Sunday Oliseh and Samson Siasia snubbed him in their squads after taking over from the man who gave him his debut late Stephen Keshi.

Esiti who moved to Belgian side Gent during this summer transfer window was the one bright spark for the Super Eagles in a dull first half display and, the 24 year old capped his performance with a goal.

In scoring the lone goal of the half. The former Estoril man snatched possession from a Plateau United midfielder, thanks to his strength before beating his marker with a cheeky lob.

He used his body strength to hold off two more markers before slotting the ball home with a finish, that will make a striker grin with envy.

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Aside the goal he won 95% of his duels and was very strong in aerial battles, surprisingly his pass completion rate was also very impressive in the 45 minutes he lasted on the pitch.

Although he has a battle in his hands to displace Eddy Onazi who has over the years made the defensive midfield spot of the Super Eagles his sole preserve.