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Soccer News of Friday, 14 January 2022


AFCON: Agali urges Eguavoen to retain Awoniyi, Iheanacho partnership for Sudan

Former striker Victor Agali Former striker Victor Agali

Former striker Victor Agali has advised Austin Eguavoen to unleash the partnership of Kelechi Iheanacho and Taiwo on Sudan on Saturday, January 15.

Speaking on Friday, January 14, edition of ‘No Holds Barred’ on Brila FM, Agali said, the FIFA U17 World Cup winner played a good game against Egypt and urged Eguaveon to retain them in the attack for the tie against Sudan.

“Iheanacho is not someone you want to play as a point man, so it’s better to have him support someone and Awoniyi coming with his form from the Bundesliga, and after missing Osimhen, it’s better to leave Awoniyi and have Iheanacho roam around him and that has happened.

“Iheanacho is someone that can drop in the midfield and looking at the formation against Egypt we played a classical 4-4-2 where we had Aribo and Ndidi in the middle, Iheanacho was like a pyramid in front and support the guys behind. So it worked for us because we were very aggressive and we controlled the game so I expect the coach to maintain that.”

Nigeria will face Sudan in African Cup of Nations second Group game at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua on Saturday, January 15.