Chigozie Agbim
Super
Eagles stand in coach, Daniel Amokachi says he is far from impressed with the
performance of the team despite scoring five times in the friendly match.
The
Super Eagles thrashed NYSC FC 5-2 in a practice match in Abuja on Monday but
Amokachi said after the game that he was not impressed by the performance of
his wards as they showed signs of heaviness, adding that more work needed to be
done before the team travels out later this week.
“If
you concede such an early goal against an experienced side like Cote D’ Ivoire
you will be in trouble because you will have to chase the game all day,”
Amokachi said.
The
NYSC side actually drew the first blood in only the second minute of the match
when number 10 shirted Nwowu Ikenna’s sleek dribbles in the Eagles vital area
ended on the legs of teammate, Omefe Ifeanyi, who slotted home from close
range.
The
goal jolted the national team to reality and four minutes later hotshot, Mfon
Udoh equalized after Gambo Mohammed’s beautiful run from the right fell to him.
But
the NYSC team will not let go, as they again took the lead through Eugene Utom
in the 6th minute after another defensive mix-up that forced Dan
Amokachi to pull out experienced defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe, who was
apparently the culprit of the gaps noticed in the backline.
The
Super Eagles seem to wake up after that change with Nelson Ogbonna curtailing
the excesses of the NYSC strikers, while teen sensation, Kingsley Sokari equalized
in the 18th minute with a neatly struck goal.
Sokari
added his second of the day in the 21st minute after a neat interchange of
passes with in-form Heartland of Owerri winger, Stanley Dimgba.
Two
minutes to the end of the first half, Mfon Udoh got also his second of the
morning, after Gambo had done the hard part of the job. The first half thus
ended 4-2.
In
the second half, Amokachi introduced Bright Esieme, Christian Obiozor, Emem
Eduok, Gbolahan Salami and goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, who took over from Daniel
Akpeyi.
They
pressed for more goals but were a but wasteful in front of goal.

However,
Eduok would not allow the half end without goals as one his fine runs which
caused trouble for the NYSC side was finally converted by Christian Osas
Ighodalo, for the fifth and last goal of the match. This was in the 85th
minute.

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