Nigerians Attack Super Eagles Player After Defeat Against Algeria in Oran

Nigerians Attack Super Eagles Player After Defeat Against Algeria in Oran

  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to soar on Tuesday night, 27 September, as they were defeated 2-1 by Algeria
  • Terem Moffi scored the first goal in the friendly encounter, but Riyad Mahrez and Youcef Atal netted for Algeria
  • Atal's strike was a 35 yard shot and goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been blamed entirely for conceding the goal

Nigerians have expressed their disappointment over the performance of goalkeeper Francis Uzoho during the international friendly encounter against Algeria on Tuesday night, 27 September.

Despite coach Jose Peseiro promising Nigerians that his wards would win the battle in Oran hours before kickoff, the Super Eagles were unable to soar against their opponents.

Players of the Super Eagles started the tie impressively, with the likes of Moses Simon and Moffi firing on all cylinders up front against the Algerians.

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Nigerians blame Francis Uzoho for Super Eagles' loss against Algeria. Photo by PictoBank
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The breakthrough eventually came for the Super Eagles in the 9th minute when Terem Moffi opened scoring, which made Nigerian football fans happy.

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After conceding against the Super Eagles, Algerian players changed their style of play on the pitch and it paid off before the end of the first half, as Riyad Mahrez restored parity for them.

When did Algeria score the winner against Nigeria?

Youcef Atal scored a brilliant goal in the 61st minute in which goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was beaten nicely.

That goal from Youcef Atal ended up giving Algeria the win and Nigerians have blamed Francis Uzoho for failure block the shot.

See some reactions below

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Uzoho has featured in 18 games for the Super Eagles since 2017 when he was invited by former coach Gernot Rohr.

Super Eagles legend Mikel Obi announces retirement from football after 20 years

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi announced his retirement from football after 20 years. The Nigerian will be remembered as one of the best African midfielders ever.

The Chelsea legend took to his official Instagram page on Tuesday afternoon, 27 September, to make the announcement with the Nigerian thanking all the people who supported his football career.

Obi is retiring as a hero at the age of 35 with laurels won for both clubs and country. He was among the Super Eagles players who won the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Obi played 91 games for the Super Eagles, netting six goals before he quit international football in 2019.

Source: Sports Brief News