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Nigeria 2-0 Liberia: 5 Things That Were Observed In The Match

The Super Eagles of Nigeria made the Nation proud as they opened their world cup group stage qualifier with a 2-0 victory over the Lone Stars of Liberia. The match which was played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos was entertaining. The goals came courtesy of Kelechi Iheanacho's brace in the first half of the match.

The following are the excerpts from the match:

1. Kelechi Iheanacho was no doubt the stand out performer in the match. Despite limited playing time in his club side, Leicester City he was full of energy all through the time he played.

2. There was signs of lack of teamwork and cohesion between the players. Few times, they exhibited lack of understanding of what each player wanted to do. This was evident in the number of loose and misplaced passes by the team. The super Eagles coach Mr Rorh should work on this aspect of the game.

3. The team went to sleep in the second half. After 2 goal lead in the first half, it was expected that the Super Eagles will extend their lead to about 4 to 5 goals but that was not the case as the Liberians came out after the break all fired up for a result.

4. Nigeria have not gotten a perfect Defensive partnership: the center back paring of Balogun and Ekong were not at their best in terms of communication. The defense line looked very shaky during the match. Balogun who stepped up his game a bit and covered some lapses.

5. Nigeria have gotten a perfect partner for Wilfred Ndidi: Ndidi and Aribo deserves commendation for their excellent display. Wilfred Ndidi have proven over time that he is a reliable midfielder but watching Aribo today in that 4-2-3-1 formation shows that we might have gotten a perfect partner for Ndidi. There partnership will also be great to watch against a better Cape Verde team in our next FIFA World Cup qualifying match.

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