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Super Eagles stars talk-tough ahead of friendly against Foxes

Super Eagles stars talk-tough ahead of friendly against Foxes

Ahead of their friendly match against Algeria on Tuesday, some Nigerian players have expressed optimism for the tie.

The Super Eagles on Friday night played out a 2-2 draw with the Algeria B team after falling behind 1-0 following an error from goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

The Eagles then came from behind to earn a 2-1 lead following goals by substitutes Alex Iwobi and Cyriel Dessers.

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But a penalty late in the second half earned the Foxes a share of the spoils.

Iwobi who continued his blistering start to the season notched his 10th goal for the Eagles in the encounter.

After the game took to Twitter to react to the result, “Good test, we go again on Tuesday.”

Nottingham Forest forward, Taiwo Awoniyi who started the encounter last Friday also believes Tuesday’s game with Algeria’s main team will be a good game for the Eagles which will help build synergy among the teammates.

“I think it’s going to be a good game for both countries,” he told NFF TV.

“I think Algeria is a country with a lot of talented players as well, but as a team, I think it’s a game that will make us get to know each other more and keep us get to focus on the next challenge.”

Saviour Godwin and Adebayo who earned their first caps for the Eagles also hope for a better result than the draw they got in the first game when they face the Riyad Mahrez-led side on Tuesday.

“We are working out in training, looking forward to the game, and just go there and give out best and hope for a better result,” Adebayo told NFF TV.

For Godwin, the Eagles are looking for a win in the game against the Foxes.

“Algeria is a big team, one of the finest in Africa. Of course, when we go into the pitch, we want to win, and I think it’s going to be a really good game for us to fight. We want to win, and are surely going to win the game.”

In a related news, Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has been ruled out of the friendly against the Foxes of Morocco on Tuesday.

A statement released by the Super Eagles social media handle revealed that Ekong sustain an injury in a test game on Friday.

“William Troost-Ekong has left camp as a result of an injury cropped during the test game yesterday. He is back to base for further checks. Wishing you a speedy recovery Ekong💪🏽💪🏽 #SoarSuperEagles”


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