Brazil Friendly: Super Eagles Hope For First Win

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 FATIMA YUSUF

The players of the Super Eagles of Nigeria had two training sessions on Friday as they continued their quest to clinch their first ever win against the South Americans, Brazil, in their international friendly on Sunday.

The Super Eagles had their first training session on Friday morning and all 21 players in camp took part.

The three-time African champions were welcomed by selected children from different sports academies in Singapore.

Later in the evening, Gernot Rohr’s men gathered for their second training session as they continued their build-up to the game.

Earlier, Stoke City midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, had reportedly pulled out of the game owing to personal reasons.

The Super Eagles will hope to upset the five-time world champions when they meet at National Stadium in Singapore. The West Africans’ only encounter with the South Americans in 2003 in Abuja ended in a 3-0 defeat against the Super Eagles.

Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Emmanuel Babayaro, has described Sunday’s friendly against Brazil as a good test for the Super Eagles.

Babayaro, a member of the Atlanta 1996 gold medal-winning team, however, suggests the Samba Boys are no longer the invincible team they used to be, and Nigeria have a chance of getting a good result against the five-time world champions if they get their acts right on Sunday in Singapore.

“I think it is a good test for the Super Eagles even though I don’t see this present Brazil team as the same as we used to know,” Babayaro said.

 

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