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Exclusive: Friendly: Portugal Vs Nigeria Will Be An Explosive Encounter — Aikhoumogbe

Exclusive: Friendly: Portugal Vs Nigeria Will Be An Explosive Encounter — Aikhoumogbe
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Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Andrew Aikhoumogbe has revealed that the Super Eagles international friendly game against Portugal will be an explosive encounter.

The three-time African champions, who will not be participating in Qatar following their qualifying heartbreak, will be looking to return to winning ways and close out the year on a high as they prepare for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures.

Portugal, who are making a sixth consecutive World Cup appearance, will be looking to reach their first-ever final and have called-up a star-studded squad for the task at hand, with skipper Cristiano Ronaldo headlining the squad once again.

 

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Aikhoumogbe in a chat with Completesports.com stated that the both teams won’t approach the game like a friendly encounter.

“I expect an explosive encounter going by the array of talents at the disposal of both coaches. However, Portugal with Ronaldo and others will be aiming to beat the Super Eagles in a bid to send a message to Ghana ahead of the clash at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“But then, I am confident the Super Eagles will play some good football and come out with a good result after 90 minutes. Basically, I am expecting an explosive encounter.

The West African side, who have lost their last three matches across all competitions — including a 2-0 defeat against Costa Rica just five days ago — will be looking to close out the year on a high as they prepare for their remaining AFCON qualifying fixtures.

 

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