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Poland vs Nigeria: Olisadebe predicts tough duel for Eagles

Nigerian-born former Poland striker Emmanuel Olisadebe said today’s friendly game between Poland and Nigeria will be a test for both countries.


Poland and Nigeria are using the game in Wroclaw, 300 kilometres from the capital city of Warsaw, to prepare for the World Cup in Russia in June.

Olisadebe was born in Nigeria, but will go on to score 11 goals in 25 appearances for adopted country Poland and also featured at the 2002 World Cup.

“This will be a good test for both teams before the World Cup and the result does not really matter,” Olisadebe told SCORENigeria

“Poland will face Senegal at the World Cup and so Nigeria will be a good African test for them.

“Nigeria, on the other hand, will from this game know their level of readiness for the World Cup.

“I believe the better team on the day will win.”

Poland have now shot to sixth place in the latest FIFA rankings and Olisadebe said he has not been surprised by the resurgence of the ‘White and Reds’.

“They have some very good players, who play for good teams in good leagues around Europe,” he said.

“They deserve their rating because they have won some important games.”

The Nigeria defence is expected to be tested by Bayern Munich star striker Robert Lewandowski inside a sold-out 42,000-capacity Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw.

“He is their best player by many miles, he scores goals and he plays for a top club like Bayern Munich,” Olisadebe remarked.

“The Nigerian defenders also play in Europe, but it is not often that they come up against such a top striker like him.”


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