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Iwobi scores brace as Eagles beat Plateau Utd

BY JUDE OPARA, Abuja

In preparation for the all important Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Chpolopolo of Zambia this Sunday, the Super Eagles yesterday defeated Nigeria Premier League side, Plateau United 3-0.

Belgian based Elderson Esiti drew the first blood in the 39th minute of the encounter with a low drive that hit the post before sliding into the net.

Before now the team that was captained by Leicester City of England striker, Ahmed Musa was fully contained by the Jos based side even to the admiration of the fans who were sympathetic to them.

Iwobi and Leon Balogun
Iwobi and Leon Balogun

However, the standard of the game changed in the second half when the seeming first team led by captain Mikel Obi entered.

The combination of Kelechi Ihenacho and Arsenal sensation, Alex Iwobi was a handful of trouble for the Plateau boys who conceded another goal scored by Iwobi.

But just as everybody thought that the game was not going to produce another goal, Iwobi again got the third goal just before the end of proceedings.


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