Eagles Beat Abuja Selected 1-0


Home-based Super Eagles continued their build-up for the Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda in February with an impressive display against an Abuja selected side.

Playing two different teams in each half, it was the first time the team will be playing before Steve Keshi who was away in Ghana , when the first warm up game was played.

Parading the likes of Okemute Odah (In pic) in goal, Azubuike Egwueke leading the defence line, Bathlomew Ibenegbu alias mosquito in the midfield and and Kalu Uche powering the attack along side, Sunday Mba, the Eagles had plenty of possession like it was the case in the first game but poor finishing was their undoing.

The opposition gave their all in the game but it was nothing to trouble Odah in goal for the Eagles, who was virtually on holidays in the first 45minutes.

The only goal of the match came when Kalu Uche’s dazzling run from the left flank, was coolly finished by Mba to the delight of Keshi and his technical crew.

It was in the 42nd minute of the game.

Goalkeeper Moses Ocheje, led a new set of players into the game in the second half, but it was new comer Papa Idris and 22 year youth corps member Stephen Morah that shown like a million star.

Izu Azuka also improve on his midfield play in the game, but for all their efforts the Abuja X1 refused to be intimidated and left with a slim defeat.

Addressing the players after the game, Big Boss Steve Keshi, said he was very encouraged by the display but will not use the word impressed yet, until the players work to earn it.

The team will file out Wednesday morning against Ranchers Bees of Kaduna at the mainbowl of the Abuja National Stadium.
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