Moses penalty in Poland ensures Nigeria keep up winning ways

Emmanuel Olisadebe

With 83 days to the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia, Nigerians will have a feel of what to expect from Gernot Rohr and his wards at the Mundial this night when stand-in Captain, Ogenyi Onazi leads glory seeking Super Eagles in an global friendly with Poland at the 42-000 capacity Stadion Wroclaw. But in the eighth minute, the woodwork denied the hosts a lead after Lewandowski connected to a teasing Rafal Kurzawa low cross.

The Eagles first chance came in the third minute when Iwobi found Moses outside the 18-yard box but the Chelsea winger's cross went wide of goal.

Meanwhile, the triumph will put them (Nigeria) in a good mood ahead of their second test game against Serbia at the Hive Stadium in London on Tuesday, March 27, as they continue their superb build up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup staging in Russian Federation this summer.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr made the most hard call between the sticks, as he eventually went for Francis Uzoho.

Nike unveiled the jerseys Nigeria will wear at this year's World Cup last month at a ceremony in London, UK.

The win against Poland means that Rohr has only lost once in since being in charge of the team.

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Deportivo La Coruna's Francis Uzoho also had to make a couple of saves from Robert Lewandowski, although he endured several nervy moments.

"I expect him to use the matches to strengthen the squad so that Nigeria can come out stronger at Russian Federation 2018 World Cup".

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Nigeria will hope to continue with their positive World Cup preparations when they face Serbia at the Hive Stadium on March 27.

Poland mounted pressure on the Nigerian defence, but the brilliancy of the defenders and keeper Uzoho ensured that the Eagles emerged victory.

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