More than a friendly: Three must-see Super Eagles players in Friday's glamour match against Black Stars 

Published: March 21, 2024
More than a friendly: Three must-see Super Eagles players in Friday's glamour match against Black Stars 

The stage is set for another chapter in the legendary "Jollof Derby" this Friday, as Nigeria's Super Eagles lock horns with Ghana's Black Stars in a highly anticipated international friendly.

This fixture promises to be a nail-biting affair, with both teams boasting a plethora of talent. selects three Super Eagles poised to take center stage and potentially swing the match in Nigeria's favor.

Alex Iwobi

The 27-year-old attacking midfielder, currently weaving his magic Fulham in the Premier League, brings a wealth of experience and versatility to the Nigerian midfield.

Iwobi is a jack-of-all-trades, capable of playing as a central midfielder, a winger, or even a supporting striker.

His technical skills are top-notch, with a keen eye for a killer pass and the ability to unlock defenses with his dribbling prowess.

Iwobi's work ethic will be crucial in controlling the tempo of the game, while his creativity in the final third could be the key to unlocking the Ghanaian defense.

Ademola Lookman 

The 26-year-old Atalanta star has been pretty decent in Serie A this season, terrorizing defenses with his blistering pace and mesmerizing footwork.

Lookman is a nightmare for defenders to handle, adept at cutting inside and unleashing powerful shots or whipping in dangerous crosses from the flanks.

His ability to draw defenders out of position creates space for his teammates, making him a valuable asset in Nigeria's attacking arsenal.

Lookman is expected to utilize his electrifying pace to exploit any weaknesses in the Ghanaian backline and create goal-scoring opportunities for the Super Eagles. 

Moses Simon 

Finally, the tricky winger, Moses Simon, brings an extra dose of flair and unpredictability to the Nigerian attack.

The 28-year-old Nantes winger is renowned for his dazzling skills and ability to weave past defenders with ease.

Simon is a constant threat down the left flank, capable of creating something special out of nothing.

His quick feet and pinpoint crosses are a constant source of danger for opposing defenses. You can count on Simon to torment the Ghanaian fullbacks with his trickery and create scoring opportunities for himself or his teammates.

This clash between Nigeria and Ghana promises to be a battle for bragging rights, with these three Super Eagles undoubtedly playing a pivotal role.

Iwobi's experience and vision, Lookman's blistering pace, and Simon's unpredictable skillset could prove to be the difference on Friday evening. 

Ejim Kaycee


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