MATCH CENTRE

WED 25 MARCH 2015, 19:00, ABUJA

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Uganda stun sluggish Eagles at home

by Samm Audu

Wed March 25, 22:28

Uganda stunned a tentative Super Eagles 1-0 in a friendly played Wednesday night at the Uyo International Stadium.

Viper star Faruku Miya ruined Vincent Enyeama’s 100th cap for Nigeria in the 81st minute, when his strike from inside the box was slightly deflected by Akeem Latifu and Enyeama pushed the ball into his goal.

This match was aimed at preparing both teams for the qualifying series for the 2017 AFCON in June.

Overall, it was not a convincing display for the Super Eagles inside a deserted Uyo Stadium. They struggled to put together passes and were unco-ordinated having only trained together once.

CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa was again full of running but had no end product to show for all that.

Caretaker coach Daniel Amokachi handed debuts to Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon and Latifu, but the debutants did not exactly cover themselves in glory.

Nigeria threatened as early as the sixth minute, but goalkeeper Denis Onyango and his defence did well to clear the danger from an attack initiated by Anthony Ujah.

Substitute Moses Simon brought some bite to the Eagles attack when he was introduced.

In the 63rd minute his shot from outside the box was wide off target and moments earlier he was denied by Onyango at the near post.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
NIGERIA UGANDA
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
18
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
14
0
Defender
12
Defender
0
Defender
0
0
Defender
2
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
2
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
14
Defender
3
Defender
22
Midfielder
6
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
3
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
3
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
16
Forward/Striker
8
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
10
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
10
Forward/Striker
15
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
18
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
21
GALLERY
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