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Cameroon v Nigeria: Things we learnt from the game

The second clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon ended in a goalless draw. ABZ looks at the five key things we learnt from the game.

No friendly with Rohr | Gernot Rohr has proven again that all games are like a competition, so he goes with his “best players”. Despite playing 2 friendly matches, 9 players started both games.

Rohr is too rigid | The Franco-German boss followed the same pattern in both games. Same setup, same substitutions, and unfortunately, similar outcome – no goals in both games.

Scope on the left, hope in the right | The left side of Nigeria’s attack was almost zero. Nothing came from there but “vibes and Insha Allah”, but on the right, there were a few through balls and lovely passes, sadly, Iwobi did not capitalise on the best one. More work is needed on the wings.

Maduka and Okoye in goal | It is now confirmed without a doubt that Maduka Okoye is the undisputed number 1 goalkeeper for Nigeria. In an interview with Super Eagles media, Rohr said Uzoho would start, but Okoye, whom Rohr called the number one, was in goal again. So, nothing can stop the Sparta Rotherham goalkeeper now.

Rohr’s poor record continue | Rohr’s poorest run as an international manager continues with. Nigeria have now gone seven friendly matches without a win, the worst run in Gernot Rohr’s coaching career. 

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