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Skipper Mikel Obi warns Argentina Super Eagles now much improved

14 November 2017

Feirense of Portugal midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, says that today's worldwide friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and La Albiceleste of Argentina is more than a friendly affair, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎.

Both nations have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2018 and this friendly match is a dress rehersal ahead of the big event.

The Franco-German coach seems to have gone Conte against the star studded Al Albiceleste as Eagles push for just their second win in eight attempts. Chidozie Awaziem is also introduced in the line up.

The players who will be starting the game for Nigeria are going to play in a 5-3-2 formation which translates to 3-5-2 when they attack.

On Tuesday, Mikel will mark another landmark when he leads the Super Eagles out, this time, as substantive captain.

In the past encounters, the Super Eagles have lost five times, winning once and sharing the spoils on an occasion.

Others are Musa Lawal (86), Nwankwo Kanu (86), Joseph Yobo (100) and Vincent Enyeama (101).

According to Argentina's official Twitter account (h/t Tom Webber of Goal), the forward opted to leave preparations with his country, and it has been confirmed the player is not suffering with injury. The others being Samson Siasia, Ikechukwu Uche, Obinna Nsofor and Emmanuel Emenike.

"It is a lot (of games), but we will try to take care of ourselves to go into the World Cup in the best fashion". "I want to do well for Nigeria and repay the faith they have in me", he said from the national team's camp in Krasnodar.

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Skipper Mikel Obi warns Argentina Super Eagles now much improved