Thursday, 1 June 2017

AFCON Friendly: Eagles demolish Hawks 3-0

EAGLES

Super Eagles were in vintage mood this evening in Paris, France as they celebrated their rise on the FIFA Ranking with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over the Hawks of Togo. Ahmed Musa grabbed a brace while Iheanacho got the other goal.

The three-time African champions who moved to 38th in the world and fourth in Africa took the lead inside the first three minutes of the encounter inside the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret when Leicester City forward, Ahmed Musa pounced on a loose ball from Togo goalkeeper Alassani to finish with aplomb.

Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi was running the show for the youthful Gernot Rohr’s side and after playing a role in the opening goal, he was again the architect for the second as he brilliantly played in Musa and the former Kano Pillars star again finished in style to make it 2-0.

Mid-way into the first half, hardworking Oghenekaro Etebo burst into the penalty area and his cut-back was tapped into an empty net as the Super Eagles raced to a dominant 3-0 first half lead.

At the start of the second half, Victor Osimhen got his long awaited debut as he came on for Ahmed Musa while Ebuehi replaced the impressive Abdullahi.

Togo who were without their influential captain Emmanuel Adebayor could not march the Eagles and resulted to rough play. Atchou went into the referee’s books for a reckless charge on Agu.

Arsenal-bound Henry Onyekuru replaced Etebo but was unable to add to the tally as the game ended 3-0 in favour of the Super Eagles.

(The Nation)

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