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How Musa, Iheanacho’s Goals Demolished Togo In France


Two first half goals from Ahmed Musa and another from Kelechi Iheanacho en­sured that the Super Ea­gles of Nigeria completed a 3-0 routing of the Hawks of Togo in the teams’ last friendly match ahead of the 2019 AFCON quali­fying match against South Africa.

Ahmed Musa opened scoring for Nigeria with a good finish, thanks to some great works from Alex Iwobi, whose ven­omous effort after beat­ing his marker was spilled by the Togolese goalkeep­er onto the path of the Leicester City ace in the 3rd minutes of play.

Nigeria continued to dominate with Wilfred Ndidi and Iwobi look­ing very impressive in the middle for Nigeria, and in the 10th minute Iwobi found Iheanacho in the box but his well hit effort was saved by the Togolese shot stopper.

However seven minutes later there was no stop­ping Musa as he grabbed his brace after another fine piece of work from Iwobi for Nigeria’s sec­ond goal as Togo looked rattled.

Etebo was the next to try his luck for Nigeria, meeting a well weighted pass by Musa ahead of his marker but failed to divert the ball into the goal with the goalkeeper stranded.

Few minutes later the CD Feirense star set up Iheanacho for an easy tap in for Nigeria’s third goal in the 27th minute.

The Togolese found it hard to cope with Iwobi who pulled the string ad­mirably for Nigeria in the middle much to the de­light of the fans at the sta­dium, as he earned cheers for almost all of his move.

Togo failed to mount any serious challenge and Iheanacho almost made it 8 goals in 10 games for Ni­geria in the 33rd minute, but unlike his previous ef­fort he failed to get the an­gle right.

Musa’s brace and the goal from Iheanacho handed Nigeria a com­fortable 3-0 lead as both teams headed to the dress­ing room for the half-time break.

The second half saw a more balanced game although Nigeria still threatened the Togolese who this time around were resolute in defence, although the series of changes made by the Ni­gerian coach also helped them cope

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