“Extremely Impressed” Super Eagles Legend Rain Praises On Iwobi And Bassey

A former Super Eagles Captain Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh expresses excitement over the form of Nigerian duo Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey on Sunday npflupdates.com reports.

The Super Eagles 2023 AFCON-bound duo were in action on Sunday when Arsenal suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat at the Craven Cottage.

Sunday Oliseh talks about NPFL players in the Super Eagles squad.
Sunday Oguchukwu

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Arsenal took the lead early through a Bukayo Saka strike in the 5th minute of the London derby. The Craven Cottage outfit responded and restored parity in the 29th minute, through a Raul Gimenez goal.

Efforts by both sides to take the lead in the first half proved abortive, as both teams held their positions.

While Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi controlled and bossed the midfield, his compatriot Calvin Bassey formed a wall stopping Arsenal from penetrating their box.

Arsenal conceded a second and decisive goal of the evening when Cordova scored with one minute remaining to the one hour mark.

Super Eagles duo Alex and Bassey instrumental against Arsenal.
Iwobi and Bassey celebrate win against Arsenal

Reacting through a post on his X (formerly Twitter) handle, former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh applauded his compatriots.

Super Eagles legend appreciates Iwobi and Bassey

According to Oliseh, the boys form is good and encouraging especially as it will affect their mentality going into the 2023 AFCON tournament.

“Extremely impressed by the maturity and discipline put up Versus Arsenal, by Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi as they played decisive roles in Fulham’s victory – over a seemingly, mentally tired Arsenal. Encouraging for the AFCON. Una do well,” the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder wrote.

In another story, Nigerian football legend Tijani Babangida, has called for caution as the Super Eagles prepare for the AFCON.

According to the former Ajax Amsterdam winger, the AFCON is not a playground, and that no team is a pushover.

“But in today’s football, you can see that the Super Eagles struggle with counties in the size of Niger Republic, they are no more pushovers.l,” Babangida said.

Tijani Babangida in action for the Super Eagles.

“If you see what is happening, we have our own issues, as you can see in our World Cup qualifiers, we struggled to get a 1-1 at home, we struggled to get another 1-1 away.

“So, you cannot just give our country anything to think that the Nations Cup is a playground.

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“We have to buckle up, we have the players and must get the right players to camp if we hope to excel at next year’s Nation’s Cup,” Babangida added.

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