Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Super Eagles overcome Argentina with superb display

Super Eagles overcome Argentina with superb display

At the last World Cup in Brazil, the Super Eagles missed a training session in protest over pay, forcing the Nigerian government to send then-sports minister Tammy Danagogo to Brazil with millions of dollars in cash.

Sevilla star Ever Banega had beaten a poorly positioned Daniel Akpeyi in goal for Nigeria and who didn't arrange his wall properly ‎in the 14th minute to give Argentina the lead.

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli confirmed the situation on the federation website, stating: 'Sergio (Aguero) got dizzy and had to leave at half-time'.

Super Eagles' fighting spirit, determination and resilience helped them recovered from two-goal deficit to win 4-2 at the Krasnodar stadium on Tuesday and coach Rohr has hailed his team's doggedness against a strong side.

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The free kick was the fall out of the infringement on Iwobi by Mascherano around the box in the 44th minute.

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Man of the match Iwobi drew Nigeria level in the 52nd minute after he combined well with strike partner Iheanacho.

"We are very happy and excited with this development", said Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi.

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Newly invited Brian Idowu made it 3-2 for Nigeria in the 54th minute of the game while Iwobi scored his second goal of the game to make it 4-2 and seal the victory for Nigeria.

The three-time African champions were not done yet.

"It is good victory for us but it doesn't mean we've become favorites to win the World Cup". We stay humble and realise we have more work to do.

"My biggest worry was the way the team played when we were behind".

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Abdullahi ( 5/10) - Like Awaziem, he also had an average performance.

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