Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has given credit to debutants in the 1-0 loss to Cameroon on Friday in Austria. The German tactician believes Valentine Ozonwafor, CD Feirense winger Abraham Marcus, and Terem Moffi performed well against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
Against Cameroon, Moffi replaced Paul Onuachu after 65 minutes, Marcus replaced Alex Iwobi with three minutes remaining, and Ozornwafor was on in the 89th minute to replace the injured William Troost-Ekong.
Speaking to the Super Eagles Media Team, Gernot Rohr believes the debutants played well with the – little minutes given to them against Cameroon.
“These test matches are made for that, to give the chance to other players. Of course, I’d prefer to play with my best team and to prepare them for the World Cup in the same conditions – but it was not possible because too many players could not come, so it was an opportunity to see Moffi, he did well.
“Olayinka also had a good end of the match, and we saw Marcus – he was good also with Valentine who came in for Troost-Ekong in the end, so it’s interesting.
“We will see again in the next game if they can have a place in our 23-man list. Now there will be competition, and that is good – we give them a chance, and we are all the time happy to have them play.”