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Unimpressive Super Eagles draw with Cape Verde

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Nigeria's winger Victor Moses

Nigeria’s winger Victor Moses

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were unimpressive on Wednesday Night
as they played goaless draw with the blue Sharks of Cape Verde in a
build-up match ahead the January 19 African Nations Cup.

The Eagles particularly lacked creativity in the first half of the game
as Cape Verde made dangerous incursion into the Nigeria’s
dangerous area.

The defence line manned by Ambrose Efe and skipper Joseph Yobo
made several mistakes in the first half that almost resulted in goals
against the eagles.

The Nigerian side however stepped up their games in the second half
and almost turned the game around.

Analysts however said both teams need to go back to the drawing
boards ahead of the continental games.

Meanwhile, Coach Steven Keshi has named his 23-man team that will
represent Nigeria in Nations Cup.

They are:

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Austin
Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheba, Israel); Chigozie Agbim
(Enugu Rangers, Nigeria)

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (SC Braga, Portugal); Juwon
Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC, Israel); Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, Turkey);
Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri
Wolves, Nigeria); Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands);
Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria)

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Nosa Igiebor
(Real Betis, Spain); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Obiora Nwankwo
(Calcio Padova, Italy); Fegor Ogude (Valerenga FC, Norway);
Reuben Gabriel (Kano Pillars, Nigeria);

Forwards: Ahmed Musa ( CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emmanuel
Emenike (Spartak Moscow, Russia); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC,
England); Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria); Ikechukwu Uche
(Villarreal FC, Spain); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Ejike
Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria)

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