Nations Cup Qualifier: Super Eagles Wallop Togo 3: 0

Ahmed Musa
Shell Nigeria

The Super Eagles yesterday in preparation for their Nations Cup qualifier against Bafana Bafana of South Africa walloped Togo 3-0 in an international friendly game played in Paris, France.

The match was played Friday at the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret, Paris was the Eagles’ last friendly before their encounter with South Africa.

Leicester City of England forward, Ahmed Musa opened scores for Nigeria in the third minute of the game. Nigeria dominated the first half with Ndidi, Etebo, Iwobi and Iheanacho running rings around the Sparrow Hawks. Iheanacho missed what should have been the second goal when he shot an Iwobi pass straight at the goalkeeper, but the Eagles were not to be held back for too long as Musa grabbed his brace seven minutes later when he converted another pass from Iwobi.

Nigeria took the game beyond Togo in the 27th minute when Etebo robbed Allasani of the ball and squared for Iheanacho to tap in. Changes in the second half that saw the introduction of Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Uche Agbo, Ebuehi, Alampasu, Stephen Odey, Sikiru Olatunbosun and Alhassan tempered the flow of the game, but the Eagles held on to record yet another victory over Togo.

Currently, according to FIFA ranking the Super Eagles are now the world’s 38th best team and Africa’s number four. Egypt, Senegal and Cameroun are the current best teams in Africa in that order, while Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Chile and Colombia make up the top five teams in the world.