The Super Eagles are set to tackle Poland at the Muncipal Stadium, Wroclaw today. The match promises to throw up a lot of insight for fans of the Super eagles as we prepare for the world cup in Russia
here are seven questions we expect will be answered at least to a degree by the end of the game.
1. Is Francis Uzoho ready?
Since his debut in the 2nd half against Argentina the Nigerian soccer world has purred over the Deportivo B safe hands
German coach Gernot Rohr has also shown that he thinks highly of the 19 year old shot stopper.
With the Poland game we get to see and confirm if Uzoho is the real deal once and for all. All eyes will be on him. Its time to walk the walk
2. Was The Victory Over Argentina A Fluke
The footballing community was caught unawares with our stunning victory over Argentina in a friendly in
Many still in disbelief have played down the victory ascribing it to different reasons , Messi didn’t play, Aguero got injured etc.
Now we test ourselves against foreign opposition again and have a chance to show the world that that victory was no small feat
3. Who’s On The Plane To Russia
With a handful of new players coming in, and more still being touted for invitation to the team , it’s not totally certain yet who and who will be on the plane to Russia
There are doubts over some regulars and uncertainty over some new introductions. The friendly provides an opportunity for a few in the uncertain circle to cement their place and earn a spot on the plane to Russia
4. Rohrs starting Eleven
The game should also give us a closer insight into the mind of Gernot Rohr and begin to show the Germans hand for his preferred starting eleven
Already there is a fair idea but with a couple of new entrants giving Rohr a few more options , the game will show to a degree where the tacticians preferences lie as Rohr shows his hand
5. Why We Clamored For Joel Obi
We cried and cried and clamored and begged and with his continued form for Torino Joel Obi got invited. Its been debated in quarters if the injury prone Midfielder is worth the hype and truly deserved his invitation.
He may have been away from the team for 4 years but already Joel is showing the stuff he is made of in camp. Expect him to come in at some point in the 2nd half and show the world why he deserves to be in the team
6. How Well The Eagles Can fare Without Mikel
Its no secret, Mikel doesn’t just hold the Super Eagles together, he is the engine room, the inspiration and force that drives the team forward, and without him the Eagles stutter at times like we did against South Africa.
But we have to learn to cope. This match will go some way into showing just how well we can
7. If The Super Eagles Are Ready For Russia
We strode through the qualifiers almost seamlessly and with some swagger and while it wasn’t perfect it has created the illusion we are set to take on the world. But are we ?
This match will also go some way to serve as a pointer of just how ready we are for the World cup