France based journalists Mitchel Paul has listed the top players for Nigeria in their 1-1 draw against Corsica in Friday’s friendly clash at Ajaccio.
Iheanacho scored a late penalty to help Nigeria maintain their unbeaten run under coach Gernot Rohr, but Mitchell who watched the game and Eagles build up to the clash said Oghenekaro Etebo deserves the Man of the Match tag.
” A very young Nigerian team I must say. I stand corrected, I think this is the youngest African national team since the Ghana squad of 2010. That said it was a good game”, he told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” Oghenekaro Etebo to me was the best player on parade for Nigeria. Simply unplayable on the night. I wonder why he is still in that modest team in Portugal, he has way too much class to be in a small team with all due respect.
” The young defender, not the guy (William Troost-Ekong) playing in Belgium , the FC Porto lad (Chidozie Awaziem) did very well, very calm on the ball and his ball out of the back are nicely hit to the men upfront. I like him a lot.
” There’s this lanky guy who played behind Iheanacho in the first half Alhassan Ibrahim (Mu’azam) boy has a wonderful first touch, and highly unpredictable with the ball at his feet.
” He plays like Kanu but he’s a bit quicker especially in releasing the ball to the front men. He loves to be on the ball as well. I heard he plays in the Nigeria League, he will move abroad soon”.