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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:30 pm 
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SUPER EAGLES MAY FACE SAUDI ARABIA IN A FRIENDLY ENCOUNTER NEXT MONTH
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A friendly match in which Ahmed Musa may likely captain Nigeria is in the offing in Saudi Arabia. Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr gave the hint in Lagos on Friday just before he unveiled the list of players the Super Eagles might employ in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.

According to the coach, the friendly match is still in the planning stage and will likely hold in Saudi Arabia on September 11, just three days after Nigeria’s match with Seychelles in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, Seychelles.

In the absence of Skipper Mikel Obi who has been excused to enable him recover fully from his injury and to also save him from the nearly 23 hour flight to Seychelles in a match he was not programmed to feature, Ahmed Musa will likely captain Nigeria.

The coach is of the opinion that it will be interesting to see Musa skipper his national team in front of his new Saudi Arabian fans.

“Am happy that he is already making great impression with his new club”, remarked Rohr.

He also wants to utilize the match to test some of the new players he is introducing to the team as part of build-up to Nigeria’s possible participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Both Nigeria and Saudi Arabia were at Russia 2018 World Cup. If the match holds, it will be the second time both teams will meet at Grade A level. Both played goalless in their only head-to-head which was part of Nigeria’s build-up to South Africa 2010 World Cup.

The match was played on May 25, 2010 in Alpenstadion, Austria.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:39 pm 
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If this comes to fruition then this is great. I spoke about us needing to organize friendlies, if we can pull this off despite all of the FIFA/NFF distraction then that would be great.

S. Arabia while not the very best team, are still decent opposition. They did well in their 2 matches against Uruguay and Egypt at the wC. They just collapsed against Russia.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:05 pm 
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I wonder how many of our players will dodge that friendly.


The traveling alone will be exhausting. They better call up the stand by players.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:29 pm 
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How much are they paying Nigeria to lose?

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To the contrary, dem go show up and play well with the hope of getting Arab money!

Cmoke :D :D :D :D :D :D


ohenhen1 wrote:
I wonder how many of our players will dodge that friendly.


The traveling alone will be exhausting. They better call up the stand by players.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:26 am 
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Cmoke wrote:
To the contrary, dem go show up and play well with the hope of getting Arab money!

Cmoke :D :D :D :D :D :D


ohenhen1 wrote:
I wonder how many of our players will dodge that friendly.


The traveling alone will be exhausting. They better call up the stand by players.


Guys like Iwobi at 70K pounds a week will boycott the game.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:54 am 
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70k is nothing where Sanchez dey get 400k


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70k is nothing where Sanchez dey get 400k


3.64 million pounds a year is nothing.

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ohenhen1 wrote:
I wonder how many of our players will dodge that friendly.

The traveling alone will be exhausting. They better call up the stand by players.

Bros, forget about those who will "dodge" the invitation when the time comes, but if the article is true and if the game holds, it will be used to try some NEW players. Thus, dodging might not be necessary.

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Nigeria Cancel Friendly With Saudi Arabia, To Face Liberia In Monrovia On September 11
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Nigeria Cancel Friendly With Saudi Arabia, To Face Liberia In Monrovia On September 11
Allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report that the proposed friendly between the Nigerian National Team and Saudi Arabia will no longer hold next week.

The Nigeria Football Federation were not able to secure the international friendly against the the three-time AFC Asian Cup champions and have now confirmed that the Super Eagles will face the Liberian national team in Monrovia on September 11.

The Super Eagles players and officials are expected to depart directly from Seychelles for Liberia on Sunday, September 9 and the players will return to their respective clubs after the game.

Whilst Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr invited 20 foreign-based professionals for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles, Lone Stars coach Thomas Kojo has called up thirteen foreign based players for the AFCON qualifier with Democratic Republic of Congo, including Mallorca goalkeeper Boison Wynney and Spartak Moscow midfielder Sylvanus Nimely.

Nigeria have met Liberia on 13 occasions in the past, with the Super Eagles winning eight games, drawing two and losing three times.

In the latest FIFA Ranking, Liberia are ranked 158th in the world.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:46 am 
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Why not Ghana,damn it's been a while since we played the bredas :mad:


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If we play Ghana, abeg no more ford oh.

Either we chop cane or we settle for draw.

Mschewww. In fact no more Britico friendlies.

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I wonder how many players will dodge the Liberia game?

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ohenhen1 wrote:
I wonder how many players will dodge the Liberia game?


Akpeyi is one


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ohenhen1 wrote:
I wonder how many players will dodge the Liberia game?



I will dodge it too if I were the players. That is a crappy friendly. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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I wonder how many players will dodge the Liberia game?



I will dodge it too if I were the players. That is a crappy friendly. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:



what is so crappy ? We get another match to test these players. A much stronger opposition than Seychelles by the way , where frankly we wont learn much because the opposition is so poor.

Kudos to the NFF for arranging this friendly after Saudi Arabia fell through.

Some people are just so ungreatful.

All of the European, concacaf, conmebol teams are playing twice this FIFA window and people are here complaining.

and people complain we will not improve, how do you improve when you dont play matches. SMDH.


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Liberia is ranked 158th in FIFA rankings.

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ohenhen1 wrote:
Liberia is ranked 158th in FIFA rankings.


Ohenhen1,

But that does not deny the point made by VE, does it? #158 is surely much stronger than Seychelles' #188 and surely you cannot play an European opposition because of the Euro Nations League and yet you need to blood the new guys. People complained on an earlier thread that a non-capped player should not play a competitive game against Seychelles and now what is the complaint about playing a friendly for those players?

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Seychelles is ranked 188th. I wasn't trying to deny VE point. But playing Liberia is not a good test. We should schedule a tougher team. A team like Morocco would be a good test. Would expose our weaknesses not hide them. Good preparation for Libya.

We are on a bad streak. I think it is 2 wins and 6 losses in the last 8 games for Rohr. I guess they want some moral boosting wins.

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Enugu II wrote:
ohenhen1 wrote:
Liberia is ranked 158th in FIFA rankings.


Ohenhen1,

But that does not deny the point made by VE, does it? #158 is surely much stronger than Seychelles' #188 and surely you cannot play an European opposition because of the Euro Nations League and yet you need to blood the new guys. People complained on an earlier thread that a non-capped player should not play a competitive game against Seychelles and now what is the complaint about playing a friendly for those players?

I am complaining about commending the NFF for scheduling weak opposition. Also not firing Rohr.

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ohenhen1 wrote:
Seychelles is ranked 188th. I wasn't trying to deny VE point. But playing Liberia is not a good test. We should schedule a tougher team. A team like Morocco would be a good test. Would expose our weaknesses not hide them. Good preparation for Libya.

We are on a bad streak. I think it is 2 wins and 6 losses in the last 8 games for Rohr. I guess they want some moral boosting wins.


Who told you Morocco are available for this last minutes match?

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vancity eagle wrote:
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ohenhen1 wrote:
I wonder how many players will dodge the Liberia game?



I will dodge it too if I were the players. That is a crappy friendly. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:



what is so crappy ? We get another match to test these players. A much stronger opposition than Seychelles by the way , where frankly we wont learn much because the opposition is so poor.

Kudos to the NFF for arranging this friendly after Saudi Arabia fell through.

Some people are just so ungreatful.

All of the European, concacaf, conmebol teams are playing twice this FIFA window and people are here complaining.

and people complain we will not improve, how do you improve when you dont play matches. SMDH.



Dude, nobody complains more than you do..... did someone steal your handle? We shouldn't be playing Liberia! I don't care how low or high they are ranked! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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wale1974 wrote:
ohenhen1 wrote:
Seychelles is ranked 188th. I wasn't trying to deny VE point. But playing Liberia is not a good test. We should schedule a tougher team. A team like Morocco would be a good test. Would expose our weaknesses not hide them. Good preparation for Libya.

We are on a bad streak. I think it is 2 wins and 6 losses in the last 8 games for Rohr. I guess they want some moral boosting wins.


Who told you Morocco are available for this last minutes match?


Why are the people running our football mugus?

Last minute, most sane FAs don't schedule friendlies last minute.

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