Ahmed Musa, Iwobi the heroes as Eagles make light work of Togo

Ahmed Musa, Iwobi the heroes as Eagles make light work of Togo

The Super Eagles have concluded their 2017 France camping exercise with a 3 - 0 win over Togo.

Gernot Rohr's experimental side, without the likes of Ogenyi Onazi, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Carl Ikeme were too strong for the Hawks of Togo in the second friendly match played in Paris on June 1.

Ahmed Musa with two goals and Alex Iwobi with two assists were the hero's for the Super Eagles.

Ahmed Musa, Iwobi the hero's as Eagles make light work of Togo

Alex Iwobi provided two assists against Togo

The Eagles showed they meant business as early as the third minute when Alex Iwobi took out a couple of players with nice footwork to work a ball into the box with was punched by the goalie unto the path of Ahmed Musa who tapped-in.

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Musa got his second some twenty minutes later when Alex Iwobi once again fed the Leicester City man to tap in once again.

The Eagles were totally dominant and they continued to press with Kelechi Iheanacho once again getting an easy goal net after Oghenekaro Etebo had dribbled the goalie to lay-on the ball for the Manchester City forward.

The second half saw a host of changes to the Eagles as the likes of Onyekeru, Osimhen, Ebuechi came on.

This disrupted the Eagles as Togo grew into the game eventually culminating in the Hawks hitting the post with Alampasu (substituted for Ezenwa) already beaten.

The Eagles now focus their attention to the AFCON 2019 Qualifier against South Africa on June 10, which will be played in Uyo.

Meanwhile, you can see NAIJ.com's video of the Super Eagles training ahead of the World Cup qualifiers;

Checkout NAIJ.com's LIVE update of the friendly match between Nigeria vs Togo below;

FT: Nigeria 3-0 Togo

87' SUBSTITUTION: Echiejile out, Stephen Odey of MFM FC in

85' SUBSTITUTION: Agu out, Alhassan in

Smart move by Gernot Rohr to use another substitution to slow down time as Nigeria is just seeing out this game now

82' Togo are having more of the ball now, the Eagles defense holding firm. Troost-Ekong does well to clear a danger away but the Hawks have the ball again

73' The game is moving at a slower pace due to numerous substitutions from both teams.

Togo trying to get back in but the Eagles defense holding strong as Nigeria seem to have reverted to a defensive style


Iwobi, Iheanacho, Ezenwa out, Olanrewaju, Olatunbosun, Alampasu in

63' Oshimhen has looked dangerous so far since coming on in the second half, the Wolfsburg man looking to make an impression

61' SUBSTITUTION: Etebo, Ndidi out, Agbo, Onyekuru in

60' PHOTO:

LIVE: Nigeria 3 - 0 Togo (friendly)

Togo have been better in the second half and have even hit the post

58' ANOTHER YELLOW! Another caution for Togo.

This time it's for Atakora's tackle on Osimhen

55' RECORD: Substitute Victor Osimhen, 18-years-old, becomes the 1st player born after 1998 World Cup to have played for Super Eagles, after making his debut vs Togo

52' YELLOW! First caution of the game goes to Togo's Atchou for a reckless tackle on Mikel Agu

51' In case you don't know; Elderson Echijile is the captain today. He has put-in an accomplished performance on the left and also had a hand in the second goal

49' PHOTO:

LIVE: Nigeria 3 - 0 Togo (friendly)

The Eagles (white) have dominated the game so far

46' 2nd half begins.

Substitution: Musa, Abdullahi out, Osimhen, Ebuehi in

HT: Nigeria 3-0 Togo

Musa X2, Iheanacho

Dominant performance by the Eagles so far

40' The Eagles dominant so far, Musa and Iwobi have been impressive so far on the wings

30' The Super Eagles looking confident and stroking the ball around easily. Most of the attacking threat have come from Alex Iwobi whatever wing he plays

27' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL! Kelechi Iheanacho with an easy tap-in.

Etebo picked goalkeeper Alassani's pocket and laid the pass for the goal

17' GOOOOOOAAAAAL! Ahmed Musa nets his second... Iwobi with the assist again

14' The Super Eagles look too confident this evening, tossing the ball all around the midfield though there has been no real breakthrough

10' On May 24, Corsica scored early goal against Super Eagles now the reverse is the case against togo

4' Alex Iwobi's cross is spilled by the goalie unto the path of Ahmed Musa who tapped into the empty net.

3' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL! Ahmed Musa finishes-off lightly from a counter attack

2' Togo kicked off the match.

1' Kick off

Nigeria XI: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Shehu Abdullahi, Elderson Echiejile , William Troost-Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Mikel Agu, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex iwobi, Oghenekaro Etebo,Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho

Togo XI: Fatao Alhassani, Djene Dakonam, Franck Mawuena, Ouro-Sama, Kouloun Maklibe, Lalawele Atakora, Franco Atchou, Kokou Gazozo, Ihlas Bebou, Fo Doh Laba, Guillaume Yenoussi

Below is the preview of the match between Nigeria and Togo;

The Super Eagles of Nigeria continue preparations for the AFCOn 2019 qualifier against South Africa with a friendly match against Togo.

The Eagles play the Sparrow Hawks in an international friendly match in Paris, France, on Thursday, June 1 2017.

Preview: Nigeria vs Togo (friendly)

The Super Eagles in training

Nigeria recently played Corsica with an experimental team who drew 1 - 1 with the minnows. Kelechi Iheanacho scoring the equalizer.

Togo and Nigeria have faced each other 16 times at senior level, including competitive and friendly matches.

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Nigeria have six wins while Togo has three with seven of those encounter's ending in draws.

Both teams are using the friendly game as preparation ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which start in June.

Preview: Nigeria vs Togo (friendly)

The Super Eagles line up before match

NAIJ.com can confirm that Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Oghenekaro Etebo have all reported to camp.

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Victor Moses and Ola Aina will miss the match and they have not been added to the squad for the AFCON qualifiers opening fixture against South Africa in Uyo on June 10.

Captain John Mikel Obi misses out once again due to injury.

NAIJ.com will be running a live update of the match. Time: 7pm in France, 6pm in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, you can see NAIJ.com's video of the Super Eagles training ahead of the World Cup qualifiers;

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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