The Super Eagles of Nigeria has defeated Nigeria Premier League side, Plateau United 3-0 in a test game in preparation for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Zambia.
Arsenal super star Alex Iwobi impressed with his superb display in the 54th minute along side Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho to double the Eagles lead.
Plateau United, who finished 11th this past season, played more as a team than the Eagles with winger Bright Silas and overlapping defender Kelechi John outstanding for the Jos club.
The Eagles struggled to impose themselves on the match up to the first half an hour, before they upped their game.
Meanwhile, Plateau United head coach, Zachary Baraje has described the game as an opportunity for his wards to play the friendly match against the senior national side, Super Eagles.
“It’s a rare opportunity and privilege to be called upon to engage the senior national team in a friendly match. The players should consider themselves lucky as the rare chance opens a wide window to the bright ones to be spotted by scouts or considered for future national invitations.
“We understand the purpose of the game to the Eagles as preparatory tie for the World Cup clash against Zambia” Baraje said.
The Super Eagles are using the clash as build-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Zambian opposite, Chipolopolo at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Sunday.
Eagles starting list (4-2-3-1): Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Carl Ikeme 46) – Kingsley Madu (Elderson Echiejile 46), Musa Mohammed, Uche Agbo (Kenneth Omeruo 46), Jamiu Alimi (William Troost-Ekong 46) – Shehu Abdullahi (Ogenyi Onazi 46), Anderson Esiti (Mikel Obi 46) – Ahmed Musa (Alex Iwobi 46), Chisom Egbuchulam (Moses Simon 46), Nosa Igiebor (Kelechi Iheanacho 46) – Godwin Obaje (Brown Ideye 46)