Super Eagles 3-0 Plateau United: Iwobi Scores Twice In Super Eagles Practice Game

Alex Iwobi struck a brace after Anderson Esiti’s opener to give the Super Eagles a 3-0 win in their Practice game against NPFL side Plateau United in preparatory to Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Zambia. Iwobi crowned a superb individual display when in the 54th minute he combined well with Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho to double the Eagles lead.

He fired his second goal on the stroke of full time off a rebound. His father; Chuka, watched with glee from the stands. Gent of Belgium defensive midfielder Anderson Esiti opened scoring in the 36th minute following a fine solo run. Esiti’s fellow holding midfield colleague Shehu Abdullahi was solid for the Eagles.

After a cautious start by both sides, Rangers forward Chisom Egbuchulam spurned the first clear-cut chance after nine minutes.

Plateau United, who finished 11th this past season, played more as a team than the Eagles with winger Bright Silas and overlapping defender Kelechi John outstanding for the Jos club.

The Eagles struggled to impose themselves on the match up to the first half an hour, before they upped their game. Upon resumption from the break, what looked like the starting XI for Sunday’s match were introduced wholesale with right-back Musa Mohammed the only survivor from the first half.

It was a better contest after the interval with a lot more intensity.

However, Olympiacos striker Brown Ideye was wasteful in front of the Plateau goal, while Joshua Obaje and Kabiru Umar posted a more assured performance at the other end of the pitch.
There were a few slips between Eagles central defenders Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong