Super Eagles crush Togo's Sparrow Hawks 3-0 in Paris friendly match last night

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles thrashed Togo's Sparrow Hawks 3-0 in a friendly match in Paris last night thanks to an early strike by Leicester City's Ahmed Musa and an accompanying brace from Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho.


Organised to prepare the Eagles for their forthcoming African Cup of Nations against South Africa, the match is the team's second game within a week. Earlier on in the week, the Eagles drew 1-1 with the Corsica national team, as head coach Gernot Rohr seeks to try out new players ahead of a busy competitive schedule.


Last night, the Eagles went ahead with three minutes of the start after Musa tapped in from close range when the Togolese goalkeeper Alassani spilled a cross from Arsenal's Alex Iwobi. Musa then doubled the scoreline on 17 minutes via another Iwobi assist as Nigeria started in confident mood.


Manchester City striker Iheanacho, wanted by West Ham, then scored a third on 27 minutes, sealing the game before a third of the time was gone. Iheanacho had an easy tap in after Oghenekaro Etebo picked goalkeeper Alassani's pocket and laid on the pass for the goal.


Arsenal target Henry Onyekuru, also featured in the game, coming on as a second half substitute. It is believed that the Gunners have agreed to pay £6.8m for the 19-year-old striker currently plying his trade in the Belgian Juliper League with Eupen, although the player has yet to agree personal terms.



Ikechukwu Ezenwa

Abdullahi Shehu

Elderson Echiejile (C)

William Troost-Ekong

Chidozie Awaziem

Mikel Agu

Wilfred Ndidi

Oghenekaro Etebo

Alex Iwobi

Kelechi Iheanacho

Ahmed Musa



Dele Alampasu

Tyronne Ebuehi

Sikiru Olatunbosun

Alhassan Muazzam

Uche Agbo

Kayode Olanrewaju

Henry Onyekuru

Victor Osimhen


Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Dele Alampasu 69) – Elderson Echiejile (Stephen Odey 88), Shehu Abdullahi (Tyronne Ebuehi 46), Chidozie Awaziem, William Troost-Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi (Uche Agbo 57), Mikel Agu (Alhassan Muazzam 85), Ogehenekaro Etebo (Henry Onyekuru 57), Ahmed Musa (Victor Osimhen 46), Alex Iwobi (Sikiru Olatunbosun 69), Kelechi Iheanacho (Olanrewaju Kayode 69)