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Sports News of Monday, 12 October 2020


Pinnick blames omission of star names for Eagles defeat to Algeria

Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick blames the exclusion of some high profile players for the Eagles 1 - 0 loss to Algeria.

The NFF President, however, reiterates that there were some positives to be taken from the clash.

In an Instagram post, Pinnick said: "Nigeria Vs Algeria - Not a great game but indeed a great future, truly we missed the super, imposing and majestic presence of ARIBO, ETEBO, OSINMEH ESPECIALLY WINFRED NDIDI. IN GOD WE TRUST."

Ramy Bensebaini’s sixth-minute strike was enough for the current African champions to secure a second consecutive win over Nigeria, said.

It was a lethargic performance from the Super Eagles with fans putting most of the blame on German-born manager, Gernot Rohr.

The Super Eagles, however, get the chance to bounce back from the loss to Algeria, when they take on Tunisia in another international friendly on Tuesday.

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