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
"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.For
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