Published on May 31, 2016 Greenbarge Reporters
Nigeria’s Super Eagles thrashed the Red Lions of Luxembourg 3- 1 on Tuesday, at the Stade Josy Barthel stadium in a friendly.
the beating appeared to be mission accomplished for the Caretaker Coach, Salihu Yusuf who was tasked to win both friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg.
Brown Ideye opened scoring in the 36th minute following a well-worked move.
Umar Aminu went past two defenders before he passed to skipper Ogenyi Onazi, whose ferocious effort was partly saved by the goalkeeper and from the rebound Ideye tucked it away.
It was Ideye’s first goal in three years and justified why he should considered ahead of Watford striker, Odion Ighalo.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored his second goal in as many games when he capitalized on a defensive error after 69 minutes.
The home team pulled a goal back on 87 minutes through Vincent Thill after a defensive error.
Ighalo profited from a dashing solo run by man of the match Iheanacho in stoppage time to make it 3-1 in favour of Nigeria.
Nigeria dominated the proceedings as expected with Luxembourg hardly troubling their goal and by full time, the Eagles enjoyed 69 per cent of the ball possession.
Early in the second half, Nigeria made two attacking changes – Moses Simon in for Aminu and Babatunde Michael for Iwobi – as they tried to step up the search for more goals.
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