By Amaechi Agb
On Sunday, five-time world champions, Brazil held Super Eagles of Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly played in Singapore, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Nigeria’s new sensation, Joe Aribo scored first for the three-time Africa champions but the South American champions restored parity when in the 48 minute Real Madrid man, Carlos Henrique Casimiro poked in from a rebound.
Aribo’s goal was his second for the team after scoring on his debut against Ukraine last month.
Described as many as a game of two halves with opinions divided on the performance of the Super Eagles, the players have expressed their various views concerning the match.
First was new goalkeeper, Okoye Maduka described the match as a dream come true as he makes his debut for the team adding that it is now time to work harder.
“Glad to have made my debut for Nigeria. It’s a dream come true playing for my beloved country 🇳🇬. Now it’s time to work even harder! Wishing my brother @Uzohof a speedy recovery Thank you Nigeria!”
Francis Uzoho who was stretched out at the 62nd minute, said he would get better soon even as he failed to disclose the extent of the injury he suatined
“A big thank you to you all. I will be be back stronger and better <br>IN CHRIST ALONE,”
Wilfred Ndidi said it was a good game against one of the best teams in the world and wished injured keeper, Uzoho quick recovery.
“A good friendly game for Naija🇳🇬 and a fair result against one of the best team in the world …@Uzohof wish you a quick recovery bro! Thank you Singapore.”
Stand-in captain of the match, William Troost-Ekong said it was a great performance against Brazil “Great fight from the boys to get the draw against Brazil tonight.”
Super Eagles next match is a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifier Against Benin on November 13, 2019