Nigeria win warm-up match

A hat-trick from Ike Uche and assists by Ejike Uzoenyi inspired Nigeria to win over Portuguese club SC Farense

Posted: 16 January 2013 Time: 06:55 am

A hat-trick from Ike Uche and assists by Ejike Uzoenyi inspired Nigeria to a 5-0 rout of Portuguese Second Division club SC Farense in their last warm-up game in Faro, Portugal.

John Mikel Obi scored with a penalty kick in the 5th minute after Ambrose Efe had been brought down in the box.

The goal seemed to jolt Farense back to life as Senegalese striker Sone Diop lead the onslaught against the Nigerian defence. Nigeria were unlucky not to increase their tally with Real Betis midfielder hitting the crossbar on three occasions.

With either side unable to score, the Super Eagles maintained their 1-0 lead by half-time.

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At the start of the second half, Nigeria made seven substitutions which seemed to pay off as Uche increased Nigeria advantage in the 75th minute, after being 'fed' by Emmanuel Emenike, to complete a counter attack which was initiated by Chigozie Agbim.

Ejike Uzoenyi's magic feet cleared the way to put Uche one-on-one with the opponent’s goalie, and the pacy attacker made no mistake as he put the ball past the goalkeeper in the 80th minute.

Uche completed his hat-trick a few minutes later after finishing a good inter-change of passes between Onazi Ogenyi and Ejike Uzoenyi.

In the final minute of the game, in-form Enugu Rangers winger, Uzoenyi set up Emenike for Nigeria's final goal in what was the last action of the game as the referee sounded the final whistle shortly afterwards.

Article by: Uche George Egbe

Previous comments on this story...

Super_eagles
posted: 07:14 am
Up eagles, atleast we are better than those country dat can't even beat norwegian team D, And given excuses for dere failure that they were reserving d goals for AFCON, Incompetence people!!!
Speaker
posted: 07:16 am
Can this result be translated to ACTUAL during the Nations cup proper...?
Anti-Zebra
posted: 07:25 am
@Super Eagles

Your Nigerian team couldn't even qualify for a stupid Afcon tournament not so long ago and Good-luck Jonathan made empty threats to close down your national team after being wacked in friendlies. Now you beat a bottom of the log second team and that makes you think you're special?

This Nigerian team won't even make it pass the group stages and your stupid excuse for a president will make more empty threats
Doycino
posted: 07:53 am
Nigera second division club??and you happy let the games begin
trenzarc
posted: 08:06 am
Wishn dem al d best of luck bt pls try n beat zambia cos dia coach neva tlks well of nigeria
Azeebi
posted: 08:13 am
We are watching...
Noise or no noise, I am sure that the Nigerian team and the coach...remained a potential. My only problem is the unnecessary presure to win the AFCON by unreasonable fans... For science sake led cross our hands and watch... Those haters are our driven forces... Just call any player you know and led him know what the situation is...we certainly know it is not hate, but the case of previously hoping on us to deliver Africa which we have failed to do despite our capabilities that had cause us these from most Africans...
Led not misinterprete them, they loved us in the past, invested their trust and we killed their hope for Africa with our stupid misadministration and reactionary follwership...as well as media misleadind acts...
Super_eagles
posted: 08:26 am
@anti-zebra, but we are still better than ur country dat only qualify for a tournament simply because dey were d host.
gogowami
posted: 08:36 am
Super_eaglesposted: 08:26 am | Report @anti-zebra, but we are still better than ur country dat only qualify for a tournament simply because dey were d host.
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used to be better not anymore, accept that your naija team is play kak and yes bafana is play kak too so what I can not change that maybe you can change naija's situation.
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 08:48 am
Super_eagles what makes you think your country is better? I don't see anything special about them.
Elite
posted: 09:00 am
This Super_Eagle idiot is really crazy. Beating second string of a team playing in second division, not even first division or the Premiership makes you think you will win the Afcon? In South Africa, second division is Vodacom League where high schools are playing.

Anyway keep dreaming. Ghana and Ivory Coast are the teams to beat in this tournament. Black horses will be Algeria and DRC.
Speaker
posted: 09:16 am
Tone it down guys......our worries for sure is not Zambia, its not certainly going to be South Africa (Excuse me), Our worries is Ghana and Ivory Coast period !!!. Nevertheless, i hope the recent good games can translate into ACTUAL. If it does, Then Ghana and Ivory Coast have something to worry about
Super_eagles
posted: 09:17 am
@elite, but we second division team wat of u dat even l6se to norway team D at home and yet is stillg have d audencity to comment, i we sit and watch on saturday as cape verde we whip dat ur banana banana team ass
Speaker
posted: 09:17 am
Up Super Eagles.......(If you no like, go hug transformer abeg !!!)
Super_eagles
posted: 09:21 am
I pray we meet u guys in semi-final dat we be a free ride to d final, though dat is even if u we qualify from the group stage.
LungsterBUCS!
posted: 09:25 am
super_eagle u are crazy o.. u are mad o *with that nigerian accent*
pitshiza
posted: 09:29 am
While Others win their warm-up matches with 5 goals, our cows loose én drw, they Don score goals then they r told to "CHILLEX" by d president himself, nxxx!!!!
LungsterBUCS!
posted: 09:29 am
Super_eagles, u wl b knocked out in the 1st round so that u go nd watch ur nigerian movies (wth those dwarfs) early
Anonymous
posted: 09:30 am
Let the game begin. All these noise of South Africa, Ivory Coast,Ghana,Nigeria,Zambia etc should be translated in the field of play. I have followed football for a long time and have found out that any team can spring a surprise. Mark my words...IVORY COAST MAY NOT FIND THINGS EASY THIS TIME.I have watched them boast and boast like as if they will just walk to podium without kicking a ball and collect the trophy.
mavisto Downs
posted: 10:10 am
I have learn one thing in football that all the supporters have big mouth, why? Because of the love they have for their respective teams or countries. You insult our bafana bafana its ok, but i promise you that we will suprise many. Don't read too much into those friendly games, you'll be disappointed. Who ever thought Zambia would win AFCON last year? Imagine beating Ivory coast. When South Africa won AFCON 1996 Nigerians claimed that it was because of their absence, they came back and they never won it since 1994, they are busy celebrating bronze medals and if it was Lesotho or Botswana celebrating that i would have understood, a country which calls its self football powerhouse its a disgrace or you desperate.
Black Jesus
posted: 10:28 am
Super_eaglesposted: 09:21 am | Report I pray we meet u guys in semi-final dat we be a free ride to d final, though dat is even if u we qualify from the group stage.
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@Super eagles My guess is you are commenting from S.A,somewhere near Mariston Hotel to be precise just like the other half of your people living within our borders selling Cocainne.Bafana are bad yes but our economy still attracts you like flies to sh*t!
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