Moses on song as Super Eagles beat Poland

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Victor Moses scored a 61st minute penalty as the Super Eagles beat Poland 1-0 in a pre-world cup friendly in Wroclaw on Friday.

Chelsea star, Victor Moses picked himself up after being upended in the Poland box and tucked away a penalty which gives Nigeria a win in the first meeting between the World Cup bound countries.

The match played at the Stadion Miejski may have lacked a consistent rhythm but it was full of grit and hard tackles.

Poland captain Robert Lewandoski went close to opening scores in the 8th minute for the host but only struck the post following a cross from Kurzawa.

Poland thought they had taken the lead in the 43rd minute after the ball appeared to have crossed the line when goalkeeper Francis Uzoho in goal for the Super Eagles was beaten by a free kick. Leon Balogun’s quick clearance however ensured it remained goalless.

Lewandoski will then be denied by Uzoho in the 44th minute after the young goalkeeper beat away a 30yrd shot from the Polish marksman. It ended all square at the break.

On resumption, the hosts became even more aggressive and hard on the tackle than they were in the first period, but Uzoho, 19 –year old former junior international winning only his second cap at senior level, refused to be beaten by Lewandowski, and Moses then converted after being clipped on his way to goal.

The Super Eagles will on Tuesday evening play Serbia in another friendly at The Hive, Canons Park in London.

 

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