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Ikpeba insists Eagles win not fantastic

09 September 2015, 21:43

Lagos - As reactions continue to trail the Super Eagles' 2-0 win over Niger Republic in an international friendly, former Nigeria international Victor Ikpeba has described the win as 'not fantastic'.

Reacting to the outcome of the game, the 42-year old noted there were some positives to pick from the game, but maintained it wasn't a fantastic performance from Sunday Oliseh's men.

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"It was a friendly game and I don't think the motivation was really there for the Nigeriens," Ikpeba said.

"But for Nigeria, yes, the win will help the confidence of the new players and it is very important you win, it doesn't matter how you win it.

"It wasn't a fantastic display of football but there are a lot of positives that Oliseh will take from the game but I hope the sky will be the limit for this new look Super Eagles team," the former Monaco of France forward posited.

It was a good start for Nigeria at the Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium, as Ahmed Musa, captain on the day, stepped up to convert a penalty on the 12th minute.

The game would then drag on till the 85th minute, when a careless cross field pass by a Nigerien defender found Moses Simon, who chested and superbly hit it past goalkeeper Daouda Kassali.

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