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How is this kid "Home-based"? I saw more good things from him in the 10 mins he played than I have seen from Musa since 2018!

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Small stout had a decent game. Good first touch but I didn't see much else to show he's a keeper in the time he played. A good prospect but not yet ready to challenge the league of wingers already on board.

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I'll like to see more of him against Lesotho.


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How is this kid "Home-based"? I saw more good things from him in the 10 mins he played than I have seen from Musa since 2018!



show some damn respect!

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How is this kid "Home-based"? I saw more good things from him in the 10 mins he played than I have seen from Musa since 2018!



show some damn respect!



To who?? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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The hype around this guy man.

He didn't really do much in his short cameo but give the ball away in midfield, and then make a selfish boneheaded decision.

And that's what gets people impressed?

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The hype around this guy man.

He didn't really do much in his short cameo but give the ball away in midfield, and then make a selfish boneheaded decision.

And that's what gets people impressed?

Smdh.



Which side of the debate are you on, the pro local league vs overseas league players?
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vancity eagle wrote:
The hype around this guy man.

He didn't really do much in his short cameo but give the ball away in midfield, and then make a selfish boneheaded decision.

And that's what gets people impressed?

Smdh.



It's a pity if that's all you saw because he was quite impressive. Having said that, it was just one game and he has to build off of that performance if he gets the opportunity to play against Lesotho.


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He looks decent. Lets see how he does against Lesotho.

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mystic wrote:
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The hype around this guy man.

He didn't really do much in his short cameo but give the ball away in midfield, and then make a selfish boneheaded decision.

And that's what gets people impressed?

Smdh.



It's a pity if that's all you saw because he was quite impressive. Having said that, it was just one game and he has to build off of that performance if he gets the opportunity to play against Lesotho.



But can you tell me one thing he did for you to claim he was "impressive" because I pointed out 2 poor things he did in his very brief time on the pitch.


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vancity eagle wrote:
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The hype around this guy man.

He didn't really do much in his short cameo but give the ball away in midfield, and then make a selfish boneheaded decision.

And that's what gets people impressed?

Smdh.



It's a pity if that's all you saw because he was quite impressive. Having said that, it was just one game and he has to build off of that performance if he gets the opportunity to play against Lesotho.



But can you tell me one thing he did for you to claim he was "impressive" because I pointed out 2 poor things he did in his very brief time on the pitch.



Watch the game again and it should be clear to you that gave a good account of himself.


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mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
The hype around this guy man.

He didn't really do much in his short cameo but give the ball away in midfield, and then make a selfish boneheaded decision.

And that's what gets people impressed?

Smdh.



It's a pity if that's all you saw because he was quite impressive. Having said that, it was just one game and he has to build off of that performance if he gets the opportunity to play against Lesotho.



But can you tell me one thing he did for you to claim he was "impressive" because I pointed out 2 poor things he did in his very brief time on the pitch.



Watch the game again and it should be clear to you that gave a good account of himself.



by doing what ?

If what you all say is true, you should be able to point out what he did that was so "impressive"

Frankly his time on the pitch was inconclusive as far as I am concerned, but he made 2 very poor decisions in that short time.


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vancity eagle wrote:
mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
The hype around this guy man.

He didn't really do much in his short cameo but give the ball away in midfield, and then make a selfish boneheaded decision.

And that's what gets people impressed?

Smdh.



It's a pity if that's all you saw because he was quite impressive. Having said that, it was just one game and he has to build off of that performance if he gets the opportunity to play against Lesotho.



But can you tell me one thing he did for you to claim he was "impressive" because I pointed out 2 poor things he did in his very brief time on the pitch.



Watch the game again and it should be clear to you that gave a good account of himself.



by doing what ?

If what you all say is true, you should be able to point out what he did that was so "impressive"

Frankly his time on the pitch was inconclusive as far as I am concerned, but he made 2 very poor decisions in that short time.





VE,

1. I agree with you that one cannot draw any firm conclusions based on a brief cameo appearance. This is why I said in my original response to you that he will have to build upon what he showed versus Benin if he gets to play against Lesotho. Having said that, you don't need to watch a player for a whole game to know if he or she has quality (which is about all that can be said for now).

2. You continue to ask me to point out what he did well in contrast to what you say that he did very poorly. I will get to that, but first let us take a look at the things that you say he did poorly.

3. Let's look at the misplaced pass first. I wonder why you appear to be very harsh in your judgment of the player here. First off, aside from perhaps Joe Aribo and Zaidu Sanusi, every outfield player misplaced a pass or two in this game. Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Ihenacho and Samuel Chukwueze all gave away the ball in vital areas of midfield.

4. So my point is that this happens in the normal course of the game. If we're talking about Anayo misplacing multiple passes in his little time on the pitch, then I would get where you're coming from, but we're talking about ONE PASS...ONE FREAKING PASS!

5. Furthermore, the pass in question was virtually his first touch of the game (which is not surprising when you're coming off the bench, not to mention playing with new teammates and managing the nerves that come with representing your country for the first time). So I wouldn't make such a strong statement saying that he did poorly at a moment that any normal player is still trying to get into the flow of the game.

6. Even on the play in question, how did he respond to losing possession? He sped back and harassed the Beninoise player into losing the ball and feigning injury. Or did you not notice that? The young man is physical despite being very diminutive.

7. So I think that you need to have a rethink before harping on that one missed pass as a negative.

8. Secondly, on the shot that he took instead of looking for Osimhen and Onuachu, it was a tad selfish, but I wouldn't describe it as boneheaded, neither would I describe it as a very poor decision. Having worked his way into a good position he had two options, and he chose the lesser of the two options. No great. But not awful either. That's one of those where if the ball flies into the net, the same Osimhen and Onuachu who were berating him for not passing to them, would have been the first to embrace him.

9. As for what he did well or why I contend that he was impressive I continue to urge to go and rewatch the game. First off in the technical aspects of the game he was consistently sound. His first touch was on point so much so that if you can recall that long pass that he brought down, his control was sumptuous. He tracked back consistently and was not easily bullied. He evaded his markers with ease in terms of finding the spaces to operate, and he ghosted past the Beninoise without overdribbling or hogging the ball (Chidera Ejike take note).

10. Also despite his decision to shoot instead of pass to Osimhen and Onuachu I thought he generally made good use of the ball. After his giveaway, for instance, I was impressed that he settled himself down by keeping things very simple. Then as he began to get into the flow of the game, we began to see some of the things that we've seen from him at Enyimba. He grew in confidence and looked like he belonged (which is more than many Super Eagles debutants are able to achieve). Then he had that exquisite chip to the far post that went begging for a finish. Indeed he brought some urgency into the attack and his introduction was a net positive in affecting the outcome of the game which is what you want from a substitute.

11. Now what does this all mean? Absolutely nothing at this point. We've seen players have impressive debuts before. That doesn't guarantee that anything will come of it (just as a subpar debut doesn't mean that a player can't bounce back and become an important national team contributer). But let us not pretend as if it wasn't very clear from this game that Anayo is loaded with talent.

12. Don't forget how conservative Rohr is. He doesn't bring on new invites willy-nilly. Not even in friendlies, not to mention competitive games. So the player clearly has something that the coach has seen.

13. Mind you Anayo still has a long way to go. He is way down the depth chart if you are talking about our wingers. But from my vantage point he made use of his opportunity. Let's now see if he can build off that if given more chances.

14. So watch the game again and see if your opinion remains the same.


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VE,

1. I agree with you that one cannot draw any firm conclusions based on a brief cameo appearance. This is why I said in my original response to you that he will have to build upon what he showed versus Benin if he gets to play against Lesotho. Having said that, you don't need to watch a player for a whole game to know if he or she has quality (which is about all that can be said for now).

2. You continue to ask me to point out what he did well in contrast to what you say that he did very poorly. I will get to that, but first let us take a look at the things that you say he did poorly.

3. Let's look at the misplaced pass first. I wonder why you appear to be very harsh in your judgment of the player here. First off, aside from perhaps Joe Aribo and Zaidu Sanusi, every outfield player misplaced a pass or two in this game. Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Ihenacho and Samuel Chukwueze all gave away the ball in vital areas of midfield.

4. So my point is that this happens in the normal course of the game. If we're talking about Anayo misplacing multiple passes in his little time on the pitch, then I would get where you're coming from, but we're talking about ONE PASS...ONE FREAKING PASS!

5. Furthermore, the pass in question was virtually his first touch of the game (which is not surprising when you're coming off the bench, not to mention playing with new teammates and managing the nerves that come with representing your country for the first time). So I wouldn't make such a strong statement saying that he did poorly at a moment that any normal player is still trying to get into the flow of the game.

6. Even on the play in question, how did he respond to losing possession? He sped back and harassed the Beninoise player into losing the ball and feigning injury. Or did you not notice that? The young man is physical despite being very diminutive.

7. So I think that you need to have a rethink before harping on that one missed pass as a negative.

8. Secondly, on the shot that he took instead of looking for Osimhen and Onuachu, it was a tad selfish, but I wouldn't describe it as boneheaded, neither would I describe it as a very poor decision. Having worked his way into a good position he had two options, and he chose the lesser of the two options. No great. But not awful either. That's one of those where if the ball flies into the net, the same Osimhen and Onuachu who were berating him for not passing to them, would have been the first to embrace him.

9. As for what he did well or why I contend that he was impressive I continue to urge to go and rewatch the game. First off in the technical aspects of the game he was consistently sound. His first touch was on point so much so that if you can recall that long pass that he brought down, his control was sumptuous. He tracked back consistently and was not easily bullied. He evaded his markers with ease in terms of finding the spaces to operate, and he ghosted past the Beninoise without overdribbling or hogging the ball (Chidera Ejike take note).

10. Also despite his decision to shoot instead of pass to Osimhen and Onuachu I thought he generally made good use of the ball. After his giveaway, for instance, I was impressed that he settled himself down by keeping things very simple. Then as he began to get into the flow of the game, we began to see some of the things that we've seen from him at Enyimba. He grew in confidence and looked like he belonged (which is more than many Super Eagles debutants are able to achieve). Then he had that exquisite chip to the far post that went begging for a finish. Indeed he brought some urgency into the attack and his introduction was a net positive in affecting the outcome of the game which is what you want from a substitute.

11. Now what does this all mean? Absolutely nothing at this point. We've seen players have impressive debuts before. That doesn't guarantee that anything will come of it (just as a subpar debut doesn't mean that a player can't bounce back and become an important national team contributer). But let us not pretend as if it wasn't very clear from this game that Anayo is loaded with talent.

12. Don't forget how conservative Rohr is. He doesn't bring on new invites willy-nilly. Not even in friendlies, not to mention competitive games. So the player clearly has something that the coach has seen.

13. Mind you Anayo still has a long way to go. He is way down the depth chart if you are talking about our wingers. But from my vantage point he made use of his opportunity. Let's now see if he can build off that if given more chances.

14. So watch the game again and see if your opinion remains the same.
Mystic, this your post sweet me well-well because I misssd the game aside from the first 15 minutes and haven't found where I can watch the full match yet.
If Anayo was able to make even a small mark during his limited time on the field, good for him, good for us all.
The only thing most of us so-called 'WOWOs' are asking is show us the local players and let them show us what they can do. Seems Anayo has made a good first impression and hopefully he will play again today.

Sadly, what will happen is he'll get snapped up by a foreign team and be lost to the NPFL - a trend that undermines the quality of the league drip by drip.

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Was quite happy to see him brought on, it is an encouragement to all the players plying their trade in the local league. He kind of reminded me a Pius Ikedia. If he gets a run out against Lesotho, then he is in the frame for future consideration. However, the air time he got was too short to draw any conclusions, debuting in an away game is tough, he held his nerves well and didn't look out of place.

If he gets a run out against Lesotho and does well, it is inevitable FC's will come knocking, maybe South Africa. Let's hope the boy can push on.


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VE,

1. I agree with you that one cannot draw any firm conclusions based on a brief cameo appearance. This is why I said in my original response to you that he will have to build upon what he showed versus Benin if he gets to play against Lesotho. Having said that, you don't need to watch a player for a whole game to know if he or she has quality (which is about all that can be said for now).

2. You continue to ask me to point out what he did well in contrast to what you say that he did very poorly. I will get to that, but first let us take a look at the things that you say he did poorly.

3. Let's look at the misplaced pass first. I wonder why you appear to be very harsh in your judgment of the player here. First off, aside from perhaps Joe Aribo and Zaidu Sanusi, every outfield player misplaced a pass or two in this game. Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Ihenacho and Samuel Chukwueze all gave away the ball in vital areas of midfield.

4. So my point is that this happens in the normal course of the game. If we're talking about Anayo misplacing multiple passes in his little time on the pitch, then I would get where you're coming from, but we're talking about ONE PASS...ONE FREAKING PASS!

5. Furthermore, the pass in question was virtually his first touch of the game (which is not surprising when you're coming off the bench, not to mention playing with new teammates and managing the nerves that come with representing your country for the first time). So I wouldn't make such a strong statement saying that he did poorly at a moment that any normal player is still trying to get into the flow of the game.

6. Even on the play in question, how did he respond to losing possession? He sped back and harassed the Beninoise player into losing the ball and feigning injury. Or did you not notice that? The young man is physical despite being very diminutive.

7. So I think that you need to have a rethink before harping on that one missed pass as a negative.

8. Secondly, on the shot that he took instead of looking for Osimhen and Onuachu, it was a tad selfish, but I wouldn't describe it as boneheaded, neither would I describe it as a very poor decision. Having worked his way into a good position he had two options, and he chose the lesser of the two options. No great. But not awful either. That's one of those where if the ball flies into the net, the same Osimhen and Onuachu who were berating him for not passing to them, would have been the first to embrace him.

9. As for what he did well or why I contend that he was impressive I continue to urge to go and rewatch the game. First off in the technical aspects of the game he was consistently sound. His first touch was on point so much so that if you can recall that long pass that he brought down, his control was sumptuous. He tracked back consistently and was not easily bullied. He evaded his markers with ease in terms of finding the spaces to operate, and he ghosted past the Beninoise without overdribbling or hogging the ball (Chidera Ejike take note).

10. Also despite his decision to shoot instead of pass to Osimhen and Onuachu I thought he generally made good use of the ball. After his giveaway, for instance, I was impressed that he settled himself down by keeping things very simple. Then as he began to get into the flow of the game, we began to see some of the things that we've seen from him at Enyimba. He grew in confidence and looked like he belonged (which is more than many Super Eagles debutants are able to achieve). Then he had that exquisite chip to the far post that went begging for a finish. Indeed he brought some urgency into the attack and his introduction was a net positive in affecting the outcome of the game which is what you want from a substitute.

11. Now what does this all mean? Absolutely nothing at this point. We've seen players have impressive debuts before. That doesn't guarantee that anything will come of it (just as a subpar debut doesn't mean that a player can't bounce back and become an important national team contributer). But let us not pretend as if it wasn't very clear from this game that Anayo is loaded with talent.

12. Don't forget how conservative Rohr is. He doesn't bring on new invites willy-nilly. Not even in friendlies, not to mention competitive games. So the player clearly has something that the coach has seen.

13. Mind you Anayo still has a long way to go. He is way down the depth chart if you are talking about our wingers. But from my vantage point he made use of his opportunity. Let's now see if he can build off that if given more chances.

14. So watch the game again and see if your opinion remains the same.
Mystic, this your post sweet me well-well because I misssd the game aside from the first 15 minutes and haven't found where I can watch the full match yet.
If Anayo was able to make even a small mark during his limited time on the field, good for him, good for us all.
The only thing most of us so-called 'WOWOs' are asking is show us the local players and let them show us what they can do. Seems Anayo has made a good first impression and hopefully he will play again today.

Sadly, what will happen is he'll get snapped up by a foreign team and be lost to the NPFL - a trend that undermines the quality of the league drip by drip.


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mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
The hype around this guy man.

He didn't really do much in his short cameo but give the ball away in midfield, and then make a selfish boneheaded decision.

And that's what gets people impressed?

Smdh.



It's a pity if that's all you saw because he was quite impressive. Having said that, it was just one game and he has to build off of that performance if he gets the opportunity to play against Lesotho.



But can you tell me one thing he did for you to claim he was "impressive" because I pointed out 2 poor things he did in his very brief time on the pitch.



Watch the game again and it should be clear to you that gave a good account of himself.



by doing what ?

If what you all say is true, you should be able to point out what he did that was so "impressive"

Frankly his time on the pitch was inconclusive as far as I am concerned, but he made 2 very poor decisions in that short time.





VE,

1. I agree with you that one cannot draw any firm conclusions based on a brief cameo appearance. This is why I said in my original response to you that he will have to build upon what he showed versus Benin if he gets to play against Lesotho. Having said that, you don't need to watch a player for a whole game to know if he or she has quality (which is about all that can be said for now).

2. You continue to ask me to point out what he did well in contrast to what you say that he did very poorly. I will get to that, but first let us take a look at the things that you say he did poorly.

3. Let's look at the misplaced pass first. I wonder why you appear to be very harsh in your judgment of the player here. First off, aside from perhaps Joe Aribo and Zaidu Sanusi, every outfield player misplaced a pass or two in this game. Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Ihenacho and Samuel Chukwueze all gave away the ball in vital areas of midfield.

4. So my point is that this happens in the normal course of the game. If we're talking about Anayo misplacing multiple passes in his little time on the pitch, then I would get where you're coming from, but we're talking about ONE PASS...ONE FREAKING PASS!

5. Furthermore, the pass in question was virtually his first touch of the game (which is not surprising when you're coming off the bench, not to mention playing with new teammates and managing the nerves that come with representing your country for the first time). So I wouldn't make such a strong statement saying that he did poorly at a moment that any normal player is still trying to get into the flow of the game.

6. Even on the play in question, how did he respond to losing possession? He sped back and harassed the Beninoise player into losing the ball and feigning injury. Or did you not notice that? The young man is physical despite being very diminutive.

7. So I think that you need to have a rethink before harping on that one missed pass as a negative.

8. Secondly, on the shot that he took instead of looking for Osimhen and Onuachu, it was a tad selfish, but I wouldn't describe it as boneheaded, neither would I describe it as a very poor decision. Having worked his way into a good position he had two options, and he chose the lesser of the two options. No great. But not awful either. That's one of those where if the ball flies into the net, the same Osimhen and Onuachu who were berating him for not passing to them, would have been the first to embrace him.

9. As for what he did well or why I contend that he was impressive I continue to urge to go and rewatch the game. First off in the technical aspects of the game he was consistently sound. His first touch was on point so much so that if you can recall that long pass that he brought down, his control was sumptuous. He tracked back consistently and was not easily bullied. He evaded his markers with ease in terms of finding the spaces to operate, and he ghosted past the Beninoise without overdribbling or hogging the ball (Chidera Ejike take note).

10. Also despite his decision to shoot instead of pass to Osimhen and Onuachu I thought he generally made good use of the ball. After his giveaway, for instance, I was impressed that he settled himself down by keeping things very simple. Then as he began to get into the flow of the game, we began to see some of the things that we've seen from him at Enyimba. He grew in confidence and looked like he belonged (which is more than many Super Eagles debutants are able to achieve). Then he had that exquisite chip to the far post that went begging for a finish. Indeed he brought some urgency into the attack and his introduction was a net positive in affecting the outcome of the game which is what you want from a substitute.

11. Now what does this all mean? Absolutely nothing at this point. We've seen players have impressive debuts before. That doesn't guarantee that anything will come of it (just as a subpar debut doesn't mean that a player can't bounce back and become an important national team contributer). But let us not pretend as if it wasn't very clear from this game that Anayo is loaded with talent.

12. Don't forget how conservative Rohr is. He doesn't bring on new invites willy-nilly. Not even in friendlies, not to mention competitive games. So the player clearly has something that the coach has seen.

13. Mind you Anayo still has a long way to go. He is way down the depth chart if you are talking about our wingers. But from my vantage point he made use of his opportunity. Let's now see if he can build off that if given more chances.

14. So watch the game again and see if your opinion remains the same.



I dont necessarily disagree with anything you have said, but I dont think anything can be concluded from such a short time on the pitch.

Bottomline is if I saw anything that suggests he is better than the myriad of options we already have.

and the answer is NO.


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mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
mystic wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
The hype around this guy man.

He didn't really do much in his short cameo but give the ball away in midfield, and then make a selfish boneheaded decision.

And that's what gets people impressed?

Smdh.



It's a pity if that's all you saw because he was quite impressive. Having said that, it was just one game and he has to build off of that performance if he gets the opportunity to play against Lesotho.



But can you tell me one thing he did for you to claim he was "impressive" because I pointed out 2 poor things he did in his very brief time on the pitch.



Watch the game again and it should be clear to you that gave a good account of himself.



by doing what ?

If what you all say is true, you should be able to point out what he did that was so "impressive"

Frankly his time on the pitch was inconclusive as far as I am concerned, but he made 2 very poor decisions in that short time.





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1. I agree with you that one cannot draw any firm conclusions based on a brief cameo appearance. This is why I said in my original response to you that he will have to build upon what he showed versus Benin if he gets to play against Lesotho. Having said that, you don't need to watch a player for a whole game to know if he or she has quality (which is about all that can be said for now).

2. You continue to ask me to point out what he did well in contrast to what you say that he did very poorly. I will get to that, but first let us take a look at the things that you say he did poorly.

3. Let's look at the misplaced pass first. I wonder why you appear to be very harsh in your judgment of the player here. First off, aside from perhaps Joe Aribo and Zaidu Sanusi, every outfield player misplaced a pass or two in this game. Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Ihenacho and Samuel Chukwueze all gave away the ball in vital areas of midfield.

4. So my point is that this happens in the normal course of the game. If we're talking about Anayo misplacing multiple passes in his little time on the pitch, then I would get where you're coming from, but we're talking about ONE PASS...ONE FREAKING PASS!

5. Furthermore, the pass in question was virtually his first touch of the game (which is not surprising when you're coming off the bench, not to mention playing with new teammates and managing the nerves that come with representing your country for the first time). So I wouldn't make such a strong statement saying that he did poorly at a moment that any normal player is still trying to get into the flow of the game.

6. Even on the play in question, how did he respond to losing possession? He sped back and harassed the Beninoise player into losing the ball and feigning injury. Or did you not notice that? The young man is physical despite being very diminutive.

7. So I think that you need to have a rethink before harping on that one missed pass as a negative.

8. Secondly, on the shot that he took instead of looking for Osimhen and Onuachu, it was a tad selfish, but I wouldn't describe it as boneheaded, neither would I describe it as a very poor decision. Having worked his way into a good position he had two options, and he chose the lesser of the two options. No great. But not awful either. That's one of those where if the ball flies into the net, the same Osimhen and Onuachu who were berating him for not passing to them, would have been the first to embrace him.

9. As for what he did well or why I contend that he was impressive I continue to urge to go and rewatch the game. First off in the technical aspects of the game he was consistently sound. His first touch was on point so much so that if you can recall that long pass that he brought down, his control was sumptuous. He tracked back consistently and was not easily bullied. He evaded his markers with ease in terms of finding the spaces to operate, and he ghosted past the Beninoise without overdribbling or hogging the ball (Chidera Ejike take note).

10. Also despite his decision to shoot instead of pass to Osimhen and Onuachu I thought he generally made good use of the ball. After his giveaway, for instance, I was impressed that he settled himself down by keeping things very simple. Then as he began to get into the flow of the game, we began to see some of the things that we've seen from him at Enyimba. He grew in confidence and looked like he belonged (which is more than many Super Eagles debutants are able to achieve). Then he had that exquisite chip to the far post that went begging for a finish. Indeed he brought some urgency into the attack and his introduction was a net positive in affecting the outcome of the game which is what you want from a substitute.

11. Now what does this all mean? Absolutely nothing at this point. We've seen players have impressive debuts before. That doesn't guarantee that anything will come of it (just as a subpar debut doesn't mean that a player can't bounce back and become an important national team contributer). But let us not pretend as if it wasn't very clear from this game that Anayo is loaded with talent.

12. Don't forget how conservative Rohr is. He doesn't bring on new invites willy-nilly. Not even in friendlies, not to mention competitive games. So the player clearly has something that the coach has seen.

13. Mind you Anayo still has a long way to go. He is way down the depth chart if you are talking about our wingers. But from my vantage point he made use of his opportunity. Let's now see if he can build off that if given more chances.

14. So watch the game again and see if your opinion remains the same.



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I thought he was fantastic as well. I hope he gets more minutes today.


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Mystic, this your post sweet me well-well because I misssd the game aside from the first 15 minutes and haven't found where I can watch the full match yet.
If Anayo was able to make even a small mark during his limited time on the field, good for him, good for us all.
The only thing most of us so-called 'WOWOs' are asking is show us the local players and let them show us what they can do. Seems Anayo has made a good first impression and hopefully he will play again today.

Sadly, what will happen is he'll get snapped up by a foreign team and be lost to the NPFL - a trend that undermines the quality of the league drip by drip.


Abeg holler if you find where dem post the full match.

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Mystic, this your post sweet me well-well because I misssd the game aside from the first 15 minutes and haven't found where I can watch the full match yet.
If Anayo was able to make even a small mark during his limited time on the field, good for him, good for us all.
The only thing most of us so-called 'WOWOs' are asking is show us the local players and let them show us what they can do. Seems Anayo has made a good first impression and hopefully he will play again today.

Sadly, what will happen is he'll get snapped up by a foreign team and be lost to the NPFL - a trend that undermines the quality of the league drip by drip.


Abeg holler if you find where dem post the full match.
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Are there Anymore doubts that Anayo belongs

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How is this kid "Home-based"? I saw more good things from him in the 10 mins he played than I have seen from Musa since 2018!



show some damn respect!

How so? Undie is technically right that Musa hasn't exactly done anything impressive since the 2018 World Cup. Doesn't take anything away from his WC heroics though. Dude is still Nigeria's highest WC goal scorer.

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