Skipper Mikel Obi warns Argentina Super Eagles now much improved

Alicia Farmer
November 14, 2017

Nigeria dominated Group B in CAF qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, topping the standings ahead of Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria.

Few countries, especially those from different continents, have met each other more than Nigeria and Argentina.

However, Argentina enjoy a superior head-to-head record in six clashes - 5 wins, 1 loss.

"It is important for us to see how everything is arranged here before coming to Russian Federation in 2018".

That joy was temporary, as the Argentinians claimed revenge a few months later in Bangladesh, routing Nigeria 3-1 in Dhaka. In the past encounters, the Super Eagles have lost five times, winning once and sharing the spoils on an occasion.

As experience has shown over the years, the Super Eagles have always been victims of poor management, in-fighting and technical lacuna at the global fiesta.These must be addressed. Although, of course, to play against him would be interesting.

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It has been a torrid 18 months for Ahmed Musa since leaving Russian Federation. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial.

Of that group, Musa and Uche stand out as the only two to have scored a brace, and Musa scored his at the World Cup.

In both drawn games away from home, they were pegged back by late penalty kicks to the hosts in the dying minutes.

Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Jorge Sampaoli or Gernot Rohr?

Toyin Ibitoye, the Super Eagles media officer, who said this in an interview on Monday, noted that Amaju Pinnick, the NFF President, has raised the possibility of moving the Nation Cup qualifiers from March so that World Cup bound teams could use the window to ideal their preparations. "Argentina is one of the very best".

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