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Soccer News of Friday, 10 June 2022


Nig vs SL: Bad pitch is the biggest talking point despite Eagles win

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria began their 2023 AFCON qualifiers campaign with a 2-1 victory against Sierra Leone at the MKO Stadium in Abuja ending a five-game winless run.

The visitors hit the front in the 11th minute and looked more promising to add another by hitting the woodwork minutes later.

But the Eagles responded promptly through Alex Iwobi's well-placed strike finding the bottom right corner.

Victor Osimhen scored in the 41st minute to secure a 2-1 victory for the three times African champions.

The second 45 minutes produced no goal.

Despite the win, the quality of the MKO Stadium pitch was the biggest talking point among some sections of the fans, with many of them lashing out at the poor quality of the turf.

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Here are reactions from some sections of the fans:

@smilesboss commented: "U people should talk about the pitch, it's embarrassing."

@Oky2Kofi said: "Nigeria players re overrated n I don't see any exceptionalism in this team n if Ghana with all our diaspora players switching nationalities come into our team we'll beat Nigeria like 'wotowoto'"

@JoeNoski said: "See pitch abeg. Una dey shame us."

@_jessejiga said: "See pitch? Dis country is dying."

@Mindfreak06 commented: "I will rather play on tarred road than to play on the pitch Nigeria used today"

The Super Eagles return to action on June 13, against Sao Tome.