Saturday, September 7, 2013

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers:Predictions-Nigeria VS Malawi


The Super Eagles of Nigeria all landed Calabar, Nigeria earlier this week for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Malawi with the exception of Portugal based midfielder John Ogu
John Ogu, who plays his club football in Portugal for Academica de Coimbra is the only Super Eagle that is yet to hit Nigeria for Saturday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Malawi's.
According to goal.com, the player experienced some flight hitches from Portugal but later arrived Thursday.

18 Eagles' players including 3 goalkeepers and 15 outfield players defied the rain to train on Wednesday evening in the official second training session of the team.
Three more players: Victor Moses, Shola Ameobi and Elderson Echiejile arrived around 6pm on Wednesday after their flight was initially redirected to Port Harcourt because of bad weather.They didn't participate in the team's evening training but were sighted at the Transcorp Hotel base of the team during the evening meal.
Keshi has recalled Nosa Igiebor to his squad for the match, as the coach attempts to concentrate on the match rather than the controversy off the pitch.

A request from the Football Association of Malawi to have the venue of the match switched from Calabar on security grounds led to an angry outburst from Nigeria boss Stephen Keshi, with his comments being reported to FIFA.

For the Super Eagles, the aim of this match is quite obvious: get one point. The team can afford a draw as it would keep Malawi one point behind. A victory would obviously be preferable, but the Super Eagles can afford to play to a standstill.
Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet, only two months in his post as head coach for the Malawian team is hoping to lead the Flames to Brazil next year. However, the task is more daunting for Malawi: they must defeat a team that has yet to lose in qualifiers. Nigeria has two wins and three draws in five matches. Malawi has yet to lose either, but winning has been rare for them. They have one victory and four draws in their five matches; the lone win came against Namibia.
Starting time for the game is 4.00pm Nigerian time. Set you alarms and pray

Predict the game here, for me, my predictions for this game is 2-1 in favor of Nigeria, (yes, I am being biased, so? J