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Five players to watch in action against Tanzania


/ by Obiweluozo Martins
The Super Eagles are taken on the Taifa stars of Tanzania in an African National cup qualifier that having nothing but pride and prestige only at stake. 
The super Eagles of Nigeria might have endured purple patch in recent times but against the Tanzania, the Nigerian side are expected town and redeem themselves in the eyes of the watching soccer loving Nigerians. 
The Tanzania match marks the beginning of a new reign under German coach Gernot Rohr and we hop that it starts with a win as we evaluate five super Eagles players to watch against the Taifa stars of Tanzania when the game begins.


 The Super Eagle toward who was left out of the super Eagle squad prior to the World Cup in Brazil and subsequent in the Nations Cup qualifier under Stephen Keshi of blessed memory is back in the super carrier and will be expected to start against Tanzania following good performance in training and in the friendly expedition against Akwa united where he opened the scoring in the 3-0 detect with a 29 minute finish to make an impressive impact in the new look Super Eagles.

The Olympiakos forward seems to have receive his National Team following a goal he scored against Luxembourg friendly in May. Ideye followed that up with a brilliant strike against Arouca FC to give the Greek giant (Olympiakos) a 2-1 win in the Europa League qualification and all eyes will be in Uyo (Akwa Ibom stadium) to know how the forward will fare in attack especially in the absence of his famous partner in Eagles attack in the person of Emmanuel Emenike

The Benin born mid field player was on of the players who raised 
eyebrows as his names was announced in the Super Eagles mid filed a alongside that trio of John Obi Mikel (Chelsea), Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk) and Ogenyi, Onazi who moved to Turkish side (Trabzonspor)  in the Transfer Window. 
The talented midfielder have gotten another rare chance to make amends of his uncharacteristic performance in the super Eagles as he was left out of the super Eagles squad for the world cup in Brazil and subsequent in the Nations Cup qualifier under Stephen Keshi following a warm performance against Scotland in the friendly. 

The Maccabi Tel Aviv mid field talent needs to prove himself yet gain in the Green and White shirt to endear him to the Nigerian fans who are loosing patience with the super Eagles irrespective of the state of the Afcon qualifiers as the game against Tanzania looms with matters of time.

        The talented young star who plies his trades for FCP or to is one defender who all eyes will be on as regards to his full potential. He is one player in the defence that can grant Nigerian some level of stability at the backline following the absence of ever present super Eagles trio in Efe Ambrose, Omeruo and Godfrey Oboabona. 
The brightest point of his game was his performance against Akwa United where the younger star demonstrated the Super Eagle class in the Calmness and composure out the ball in the an excellent passing range as he the back.

 Awaziem might use the Tanzania match to make the Eagles central position his own when action begins earnestly.

        The Chelsea forward who is in rich vein of form may be poised to start following some brilliant performance at club level for Chelsea and in the national team in coup where he was one of the outstanding guys against Akwa United. 

Moses has enjoyed good outing for Chelsea following a goal against Bristol Rovers and in the match against Burnley where came on for Willian to add gloss to the score line as converted a cross from Pedro Rodriguez was with a smart finish.
 Under Conte the former Chelsea loanee is beginning to find his feet as Nigeria as set to enjoying one of the best on the Nigeria shirt. Thanks to Conte’s patience in Moses as the forward was in imperious form against Akwa United as he dribbled his way past almost seven players in search of good the time has come for Moses and it must begin with a sound performance against Tanzania.


  There is a possibility that the German Coach Gernot Rohr will give a super Eagles debut to little Pea Victor Osimhen who many were surprised in the initial stage made the Eagles squad. 

Even promising talents like Rabin Ibrahim, Kelechi Iheanacho and even U- 17 team mate Kelechi Nwakali who have gone on to play for Arsenal in England did not enjoy such fortune as the 17 years old is ready and raring to go and may be handed even a starters shirt after even impressing on the left wing of the attack along side his team mate.
 Osimhen started along with Ideye Brown in Attack against Akwa United and looked very promising and menacing. The young lad would have added a goal but the bar came to the rescue as the impressive Osimhen have caught the eye of Rohr who might hand him a debut as a deserved new and for his performances.
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