Argentina Friendly: Akpeyi starts, as Iheanacho, Iwobi lead Eagles' attack

Kristopher Nichols
November 15, 2017

A brace from Alex Iwobi and two other goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and new entrant, Brian Idowu, were all the Super Eagles needed to beat two-time world champions Argentina 4-2 in a pre-World Cup friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday. He only trails Lionel Messi (61) and Gabriel Batistuta (54).

With team captain John Obi Mikel expected to return to the Super Eagles' midfield, Wilfred Ndidi is also expected to keep his place with Rohr expected to decide between the duo of Oghenekaro Etebo and John Ogu who were both impressive against Algeria in Constantine last Friday.

The victory represents the one of the Eagles best performance under German coach, Gernot Rohr. It was possible to play in Russian Federation against Argentina.

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"His suggestion will be tabled at the CAF Executive Committee meeting very soon and we hope they approve it so that we can play a friendly match in March".

Nigeria national football team players pose prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, southern Nigeria, on September 1, 2017.

Aguero became Argentina's third-highest scorer in history when he netted in the first half to put the Albiceleste 2-0 ahead.

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