PMB congratulates Nigeria for defeating Argentina in a friendly match
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari last night poured his heart out to congratulate the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their victory over Argentina.
He made this public on his twitter handle saying “Congratulation to our soaring Super Eagles, and to all Nigerians, on tonight’s victory against Argentina.”
Funny enough out of the president’s busy schedule he made out time to watch the international friendlies which could be a display of patriotism. It was a match many believed would have been a smooth sail for Argentina over the Super Eagles who are placed 41 in FIFA ranking.
Banega scored Argentina’s first goal due to a costly error from Akpeyi whose services would no longer be required in Russia 2018 as Gernot Rohr has a better replacement called Tyrone. At the 36th minute Sergio Aguero scored his 36th international goal to move clear in third place on Argentina’s all-time scoring.
Meanwhile, the star player of the moment Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria fought back from 2-0 down against Argentina who had Lionel Messi missing in the squad. But Super Eagles leaving no stone unturned put up a scintillating performance to secure a stunning 4-2 friendly victory in Krasnodar, Russia.
Lots of critics said Messi or no Messi, Nigeria would have given Argentina a real show down. Another went on to say Lionel Messi faked an injury so as to exempt himself from Argentina squad when he heard Alex Iwobi would be present. Hahaha! Could this be true? It’s very difficult to say as there is no clear evidence on this statement.
However, this is Nigeria’s second win against Argentina and the second in which they’ve scored four times. Other countries with big names in soccer should henceforth expect the unexpected as soccer is no longer mathematics.