• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

Benjamin Tanimu Debuts in Super Eagles Win Over Ghana

Ihefu Sports Club center-back, Benjamin Tanimu Friday made his senior national team debut in a Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-0 victory over Black Stars of Ghana, at the Stade de Marrakesh, Morocco.The former Bendel Insurance defence marshal got his maiden national team call-up for the double international friendlies between Nigeria Ghana and Mali, in Morocco.

The former Bendel Insurance defence marshal got his maiden national team call-up for the double international friendlies between Nigeria Ghana and Mali, in Morocco.Coach of the side, Finidi George threw the 21-year-old into the fray of things as a starter to the surprise of many followers of the team who had expected the young lad to start from the bench if at all he would be playing.

Coach of the side, Finidi George threw the 21-year-old into the fray of things as a starter to the surprise of many followers of the team who had expected the young lad to start from the bench if at all he would be playing.The Kaduna-born meanwhile didn’t disappoint as he fitted well into the heart of the three-man defence formation deployed by the coach — Finidi George.

The Kaduna-born meanwhile didn’t disappoint as he fitted well into the heart of the three-man defence formation deployed by the coach — Finidi George.With a good performance in 79 minutes before being subbed out for Ademola Lookman when the game was 1-0 in Nigeria’s favour, the Tanzania-based defender surely will be fulfilled, having helped his side to a 2-1 win over Ghana in the match.

With a good performance in 79 minutes before being subbed out for Ademola Lookman when the game was 1-0 in Nigeria’s favour, the Tanzania-based defender surely will be fulfilled, having helped his side to a 2-1 win over Ghana in the match.Speaking after the match, Benjamin expressed his excitement over his debut, saying it’s a dream come through.

Speaking after the match, Benjamin expressed his excitement over his debut, saying it’s a dream come through.”Yeah, I was happy when the invitation came and I reported to camp to join up with others”.

“Yeah, I was happy when the invitation came and I reported to camp to join up with others”.”I wasn’t expecting the starting berth, though I was giving my all at the training, but honestly I wasn’t expecting it.”

“I wasn’t expecting the starting berth, though I was giving my all at the training, but honestly I wasn’t expecting it.”The Wall as fondly called recounted his feelings during the game.

The Wall as fondly called recounted his feelings during the game.It wasn’t an easy game. The atmosphere was overwhelming, but the guys were helpful and I settled in well, thanks to the team and the coaching crew.

It wasn’t an easy game. The atmosphere was overwhelming, but the guys were helpful and I settled in well, thanks to the team and the coaching crew.Benjamin however left the future in its hand to take care of itself when asked what’s next for him after today’s game. “Let the future take care of itself.”

Benjamin however left the future in its hand to take care of itself when asked what’s next for him after today’s game. “Let the future take care of itself.”The Super Eagles will play against Mali in the second international friendly next Tuesday.

The Super Eagles will play against Mali in the second international friendly next Tuesday.

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