The Super Eagles of Nigeria displayed dominance in a Dubai test match, clinching a commanding 12-0 win against a local club. This performance serves as a crucial preparation step for their AFCON warm-up against Guinea scheduled for January 8th.
Atalanta star player Ademola Lookman spearheaded the team with four goals, complemented by the current Africa Player of the Year, Victor Osimhen, and Moses Simon, each securing a brace. Sadiq Umar and Captain Ahmed Musa also played vital roles in contributing to the scoresheet, highlighting a remarkable team effort.
The AFCON-bound Super Eagles intensified their dominance, prompting two own goals from the opposition as they succumbed to the relentless pressure from the Nigeria team.
At halftime, the three-time African champions led with a commanding scoreline of 6-0.
What’s Next for the Super Eagles?
On January 8th, the Super Eagles face a friendly against fellow AFCON team Guinea, marking a crucial final warm-up before their departure to Nigeria the following day.
Coach Jose Peseiro made strategic substitutions in search of the best team for the upcoming 2023 AFCON campaign, a week before Nigeria’s match against Equatorial Guinea in Abidjan on January 14th.
The Line up Jose Peseiro used against Dubai local club
Super Eagles Starting XI: Francis Uzoho in goal, with Zaidu Sanusi, Ola Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, and Calvin Bassey in defence. The midfield comprises Frank Onyeka, Joe Aribo, Ademola Lookman, and captain Ahmed Musa, while Sadiq Umar and Victor Osimhen lead the attack.