My Take on the Nigeria vs England Friendly Match
In the just concluded Nigeria versus England match, Alex Iwobi’s stunner against England might not just be a consolation goal but also a proof of what the England born, Nigerian winger might do in Russia.
The Nigerian team suffered two first half goals because of errors made by sluggish Ogenyi Onazi and I don’t think he deserves a call up because he rarely starts matches for his club side. Bottom line is Onazi is not world cup material.
Despite defeat they suffered in the first half, the Nigerian team played intensively in the second half and were able to pull one goal back with the help of Iwobi. However, Tyrone Ebuehi terrorised his opponents backline with his ‘one two’s’ and ‘mazy runs’ which I think is enough to keep the Argentine and Croatian players on their toes.
However, the efforts of the British players cannot be undermined with Harry Kane showing an eye for goal and Kevin Trippiers ‘pin point’ passes and also combined with Raheem Sterling’s runs behind the Nigerian defence. Gary Carhill’s leadership abilities even at old age show that England is among the forces to be feared in Russia.
The warm up match between Nigeria and England will help coaches check errors and make room for improvement.
-Nigeria to dominate in the world cup.