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Super Eagles humiliate Argentina 4-2


Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s first goal during an international friendly football match between Argentina and Nigeria in Krasnodar on November 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV

• Mikel marks 80th cap with victory
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If yesterday’s result is a pointer to what Nigerians should expect at the Russia 2018 World Cup, then Super Eagles’ supporters have nothing to fear. This is so because the team, coached by Franco-German, Gernot Rohr defied bookmakers’ predictions to hit Argentina four times with the Jorge Sampaoli side only able to score twice.

The victory came on a day Nigeria’s skipper, John Mikel Obi played his 80th international game for the Super Eagles.Mikel became the fifth most capped Nigerian international, after Muda Lawal made his 80th appearance on June 16, 1985, Nwankwo Kanu (June 20, 2009), Joseph Yobo (September 3, 2011) and Vincent Enyeama (June 5, 2013).

Incidentally, all those who played before Mikel did not lose matches on their 80th appearance. Muda Lawal on his 80th cap played a goalless draw with Cote d’Ivoire, same for Nwankwo Kanu who played goalless in a World Cup qualifying match with Tunisia to earn his 80th cap.

According to Sports village square, it was even more remarkable for Joseph Yobo when he earned his 80th cap in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on September 3, 2011 Africa Cup of Nations duel, where Nigeria won 2-0 away. On June 5,…

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