The Flying Eagles of Nigeria defeated South Africa 2-1 to increase their points for four from two games in a keenly contested battle on Tuesday.
Here are five things we learnt from the game.
Emeka Chinonso Is The Best Central Striker In Flying Eagles Team
The big man held his own upfront and ensured that the opposition tired out in the tantalising encounter. His work rate was superb.
The Positive and Winning Mentality Is Back To The Flying Eagles team
It had been a while since Flying Eagles went into these calibers of games with the aim of winning and recording such goal scoring record. That is the hallmark of Paul Aigbogun and the agroball philosophy.
Adeshina Gata and Abubakar Ibrahim performed
The pair of Gata and Abubakar is such a mouthwatering pair that every team would like to have. The intelligent ball playing abilities of Gata and the strength and agility of Abubakar proved massive for the Flying Eagles. Notably, it is important for the team to have such a solid pair to make a difference.
Jibril Saeed Is A Joy To Watch
Nicknamed ‘Messi’ Saeed has been entertaining fans in the Morocco in the two friendlies the club has played in the capital so far. With skills of Messi and the shooting ability of Arjen Robben, the unpredictable Jibril Saeed is always a threat around the penalty yard box of the opponent. He was influential throughout the 90 minutes. In the absence of complacency, the young lad is going to be a fans’ favorite for long.
Impacts of Success Makanjuola, Ghali Ahmad and Collins Sor
In a tournament of this magnitude, a coach needs leaders to come to the party. Such was the effectiveness of Makanjuola, Ghali and Sor in the match.
Makanjuola offered tricky ability when he climbed off the bench, Sor was effective, with Ghali applying a smart finish for the winner.