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Nigeria beat Tahiti 6-1 in Fifa Confederations Cup

Posted: 17 June 2013 Time: 22:57

Nnamdi Oduamadi scored a hat-trick as Nigeria opened their FIFA Confederations Cup campaign with a 6-1 drubbing of Tahiti.

Uwa Elderson Echiejile had given the Super Eagles a fifth-minute lead, albeit in fortunate circumstances as his shot took a double deflection before sailing past goalkeeper Xavier Samin.

Oduamadi got his first of the night on 16 minutes, capitalising on a poor pass before slotting past the goalie.

It got worse for the Tahitians just before the half-hour mark when Samin failed to hold onto Ahmed Musa’s tame cross, allowing Oduamadi to tap home.

The African champions had a succession of chances to extend their lead but were wasteful in front of goal as they went into the break 3-0 up.

Tahiti then stunned with their first ever goal at a senior FIFA tournament – Jonathan Tehau rising highest at the back-post to head past Vincent Enyeama, playing in his 81st international.

However, the underdogs’ joy was short-lived when the self-same Tehau put a cross from Oduamadi past his own keeper.

And Oduamadi’s night was to get even better when he completed his hat-trick on 77 minutes; in the process becoming only the second player after Fernando Torres in 2009 to score three goals in one match at the Confederations Cup.

Echiejile put the icing on the cake with a sixth goal ten minutes from time, but coach Stephen Keshi will be concerned by the profligacy in front of goal, as well as some slack moments at the back.

Nigeria next face Uruguay, while Tahiti’s task gets even tougher as they take on world champions Spain.

Previous comments on this story...

technical
posted: 10:55 am
Fellows, i know we expected more from the Super Eagles, but the forumite "20132014 Cant wait"....(a S. African) said it all. Please read his post without prejudice. Let's consider the circumstances sorrounding the SE prior to the match.
djkennyranch
posted: 11:35 am
Nigerians! Nigerians!! Nigerians!!! Why can't you just savour the victory and encourage the boys to be better. They have played in different time zones having different climatic conditions in the last 20 days, have spent more time in the air than most of us here have in the same time duration, arrived their base in Brazil on barely 48 hours to their first match and still manage to produce the scoreline they did. Come on! What more can be more disheartening than all this complain and bickering here.

One cannot take away the fact the boys really need to do a lot more with their play but at least appreciate what they have done so far... Na wa o! IT IS WELL!!!
Wal100
posted: 02:10 pm
The SE PLAYED VERY WELL. IS TAHITI NOT A CHAMPION ? WHY ARE THEY IN BRAZIL.? PLEASE NEVER YOU UNDER RATE ANY COUNTRY.
HAD IT BEEN THAT THEY WON EAGLES, PEOPLE LIKE MOHANMMEND GAYE OF SUPERSPORTS WILL TALK RUBBISH AGINST SE.
THEY WERE TIRED DUE TO USLESS NFF OFFICIALS. LOOK AND WATCH SE VERSES URUGAUY TEAM, THERE WILL BE DIFFRENTS SE OK.
JudgeDredd
posted: 02:49 pm
its very clear that there is some conspiracy surrounding Nigerian football, because as far as the team and the players are concerned, I agree with most of the comments - One thing that I'm not seeing however is to me the most obvious and crucial assessment of that team that played yesterday - We all agree that the performance was far from convincing despite the scores, we were playing Tahiti for crying out loud - what else did anyone else expect result-wise? No the surprising thing is that they actually scored, we all agree that they were probably mentally fatigued if not physically after the travel debacle, we all were alarmed to see the amount of clear goalscoring chances the strikers and forwards completely fluffed, and the quite comical manner it happened in many cases etc etc
My problem is that despite the almost microscopic examination of every aspect of the game yesterday, nobody here has mentioned Mikel's performance - I dare anyone here to dispute the fact that he gave the ball away so many times yesterday and each was a very dangerous situation for the SE, if we had been playing Spain or even Ecuador, we would have definitely lost the game yesterday, maybe even by an embarrassing scoreline, and also can anyone tell me why Mikel is taking free-kicks??? I mean is this some sort of self ambush or what, why again I ask is Mikel taking free-kicks, can anyone provide any answer which is not insane?? Oboaboana scored that sublime free-kick, and we have the likes of Victor Moses in the squad (yes out injured at the moment), but in my view Oboaboana is infinitely more the sensible option, much more than Mikel could ever be, he would never (not even for an instant) be allowed to go anywhere near a Chelsea free-kick, and they know him more than all of you, yet only in Nigeria will such a thing happen because he is the great Mikel..lol,
ah Nigeria, we only continue to persist in shooting our own selves in the feet! haha he cant tackle, pass, shoot or break play up, yet he is an ever present in our midfield??? Otherwise referred to as the "engine room" of a team??? I must be missing something oo! Unless the plan is not to win. Period.
JudgeDredd
posted: 02:50 pm
its very clear that there is some conspiracy surrounding Nigerian football, because as far as the team and the players are concerned, I agree with most of the comments - One thing that I'm not seeing however is to me the most obvious and crucial assessment of that team that played yesterday - We all agree that the performance was far from convincing despite the scores, we were playing Tahiti for crying out loud - what else did anyone else expect result-wise? No the surprising thing is that they actually scored, we all agree that they were probably mentally fatigued if not physically after the travel debacle, we all were alarmed to see the amount of clear goalscoring chances the strikers and forwards completely fluffed, and the quite comical manner it happened in many cases etc etc
My problem is that despite the almost microscopic examination of every aspect of the game yesterday, nobody here has mentioned Mikel's performance - I dare anyone here to dispute the fact that he gave the ball away so many times yesterday and each was a very dangerous situation for the SE, if we had been playing Spain or even Ecuador, we would have definitely lost the game yesterday, maybe even by an embarrassing scoreline, and also can anyone tell me why Mikel is taking free-kicks??? I mean is this some sort of self ambush or what, why again I ask is Mikel taking free-kicks, can anyone provide any answer which is not insane?? Oboaboana scored that sublime free-kick, and we have the likes of Victor Moses in the squad (yes out injured at the moment), but in my view Oboaboana is infinitely more the sensible option, much more than Mikel could ever be, he would never (not even for an instant) be allowed to go anywhere near a Chelsea free-kick, and they know him more than all of you, yet only in Nigeria will such a thing happen because he is the great Mikel..lol,
ah Nigeria, we only continue to persist in shooting our own selves in the feet! haha he cant tackle, pass, shoot or break play up, yet he is an ever present in our midfield??? Otherwise referred to as the "engine room" of a team??? I must be missing something oo! Unless the plan is not to win. Period.
Dodostar
posted: 02:55 pm
@ Philosopher... are u a learner? naso.com!
ola2014
posted: 02:59 pm
I now understand why Nigeria could draw with Namibia after watching the game against Tahiti. It was a shameful display of football that I have ever seen for a team that is supposed to be world class. The paper had it as 6-1 drubbing even a high school team or U21 team could have that same score against Tahiti. There was only one professional player on the team, the rest are amateur such as a tree climber, a tour guide professional.
The anouncers were driscribing Nigeria's team as undesciplined, selfish. Amusa was offside so many times in both halves I stop counting. He could never recognise that Tahiti was playing offside trap. Keshi never made any adjustment at halftime. The defense was horrible unorganised, cant mark amateurs. The attacking players were bumbling, stumbling and cant even dribble. They madeonly the goalkeeper to beat and he stuffed them.
Shameful, shameful display of football. Please remoe Super from the name Eagles because there is nothing super about this group of players. Keshi cant coach. Yes he used homegrown players which is not a bad idea at all but he needs to coach them
niyi oyedola
posted: 04:15 pm
When some of us complain about the team selection what you get here is an insult. Honestly its painful when you see your national team the pride of your country playing like a school boy. The match remind me of South African 2010 all Nigerians group matches it was so pathetic the way we played . Thank I saw the Nigerian team of 1988 to 1996. That was a true and real CHAMPION . I remember then when Nigeria is playing we are all sure of victory our playing style is top notch. But now we parade school boys footballer calling them Super Eagle coached by Arrogant person. Yesterday match was so disgusting that we never listen.
niyi oyedola
posted: 04:32 pm
When some of us complain about the team selection what you get here is an insult. Honestly its painful when you see your national team the pride of your country playing like a school boy. The match remind me of South African 2010 all Nigerians group matches it was so pathetic the way we played . Thank I saw the Nigerian team of 1988 to 1996. That was a true and real CHAMPION . I remember then when Nigeria is playing we are all sure of victory our playing style is top notch. But now we parade school boys footballer calling them Super Eagle coached by Arrogant person. Yesterday match was so disgusting
Rastamann
posted: 04:49 pm
We will see more hat-tricks when Tahiti plays Spain and Uruguay. I only hope that these Green eagles will up their game against Uruguay becasue I know that Spain will not be easy for them. The Eagles should be advised to play as a team and avoid too much unnecessary and useless dribbles. They should not be selfish in their play and try to pass their ball to any of their player who is free on goal. I just wonder why they always act as a team only when they are fighting for match bonusses and not when on the field of play!
ola2014
posted: 05:39 pm
There is no one player that I can single out as haven performed at a high level Keshi included. Somebody mentioned Mikel, and why would he be taking free kicks. Simple, he was using his seniority and I think he has the blessing of Keshi to do anything he wants. I also agree there are better free kick taker on the team and that Mikel will never be allowed to take free kick for Chelsea. Mikel refused to play for Siasia and if you can recall Siasia's team was able to put up goals. He should have been given time and support Keshi got. He should have been given training so as to know how to handle players better. But in Nigeria football is not about skills is about tribalism, bribery, and fleecing the country. The nation's interest is the last thing on those involved think about.
Pride alone in the colors of Nigeria would have seen a better game against Tahiti not selfishness and self agridisation.
JudgeDredd
posted: 06:36 pm
@ ola2014, All I can say is God bless you my broda....I can't say nothing more, if more of our brodas in naija will read your post and commit to learn from it, then it wont be long before Nigeria becomes an actual force to reckon with in sports, music, academia and most everything we do because we are already blessed The only problem Nigeria has is Nigerians!!
PS I was a very strong Sia1 supporter as well and I cried foul when they got rid of him in an reasonable way and the "Big Boss" was given the mantle again, but If I'm to be honest now and not be a hypocrite, then I must say I have since let the issue go based primarily on what I can see with my own eyes and I'm not just talking results, but everything, I am looking at the big picture and all I see is the possibility of rosiness in our football, if only we can get the right people looking at the right areas and wanting nothing but glory for the country - this is a blessed country, make no mistake about it!

The only problem Nigeria has is Nigerians!!
kola, us
posted: 06:42 pm
@ola2014, PLS SHUT THE FCUK -UP.

THEY SHOULD HAVE GIVEN SIASIA TRAINING , AS IF NFF ARE BABY -SITTERS.

YOUR WRITE UPS ARE AS LOUSY AS SIASIA'S COACHING.

SIASIA THIS SIASIA THAT , I HOPE YOU END UP LIKE HIM.

DID HE NOT RELEGATE JUTH AND .BAYELSA

WHEN HE WAS GIVEN THE TEAM FORMERLY KNOWN AS IWUANYANWU DID HE NOT TELL US THEY DID NOT HAVE THE RIGHT PERSONNEL? ANOTHER COACH TOOK OVER WITH THE SAME PERSONNEL AND WON A CHAMPIONSHIP 9 MONTHS LATER.
MIKEL DID NOT PLAY FOR SIASIA NEITHER OSAZE, ENYEAMA OR EMENIKE.

SIASIA WAS A LOUSY COACH THAT NOBODY WANTS TO PLAY FOR , AND NFF DOES NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH HIS STINKING ATTITUDE.

PLS CARRY YOUR HATE SOMEWHERE ELSE , YOUR TYPE AND NIYI OYEDOLA ARE NOT NEEDED ON THIS SITE, YOU GUYS STINKS
niyi oyedola
posted: 07:50 pm
@Kola
Why do you like insulting someone? Its a free world everyone is entitle to their opinion must you insult someone and by the way are you a share holder in kickoff? That you are taking everything personal.Please mind youself ABEG. I can express my mind and you can do so but when you to start insulting me I think that is immaturity.Say whatever pleases you but please don't mention my name.Abeg!
cash
posted: 11:16 pm
they better not be as wastfull as they are against uruguay and if they win that game the can beat any team
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