Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Nigeria will be aiming to make amends for a heavy 4-0 loss to Mexico when they kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a game against Liberia. The Super Eagles are seen as favourites to win Group C, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Nigeria will be without Samuel Chukwueze and Semi Ajayi in Friday’s qualifier, but both Kevin Akpoguma and Daniel Akpeyi return to the squad.
The likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfried Ndidi, and Joe Aribo made the cut as well. Liberia, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-1 loss to Algeria in June, and seeing that Nigeria are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the visitors are unlikely to grab something from the opener. New players in Peter Butler’s team are Ibrahim Soumaoro, Justin Salmon, Abu Kamara, Ayouba Kosiah, and Mohammed Kamara.
Highlighted Player (Alex Iwobi):
Alex Iwobi is one of the most talented African footballers. The Nigerian football player was born in Lagos on May 3, 1996, but he moved to Arsenal at the age of 8. In 2015 he made his first-team debut for the Gunners, starting in a 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.
Speaking of his Premier League debut, Alex Iwobi played his first game for Arsenal in a 3-0 victory over Swansea City in October, 2015. The pacey winger played for England at youth level, but he eventually went on to play for Nigeria. Iwobi made his senior debut with the Super Eagles on October 8, 2015, coming as a substitute for Ahmed Musa in a 2-0 loss to DR Congo.
On October 7, 2017 the Arsenal footballer scored the winner for Nigeria against Zambia (1-0) which helped the Super Eagles book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Speaking of his individual trophies, Alex Iwobi was named CAF Young Player of the Year 2016.