Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has highlighted the positive observations from the 1-0 loss to Cameroon. Before the game, Nigeria has won their last three games against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
Speaking to the Super Eagles Media Team, Gernot stated that the Super Eagles dominated the game and had more shots at goal but were unfortunate to concede with the Cameroonians only shot on target.
“The most important is not the result, it was a test match so it was very interesting to see some new players. We missed seven or eight key players, of course, we had to manage the situation.
“They did it well, and we had seventeen shots on the goal while they only had three – they had only one on target, but it was a goal, and we had six on target.
“Our domination was not good enough. It was not realistic enough – because we had to score at the beginning of the game, we did not, and when you don’t score, often you concede. It was like that today, but I saw interesting things.
“We had a good integration of some new players – three of them played for the first time with the Super Eagles. “
The German tactician also believes the team gave their all, and the victory is not the most important in friendly games.
“Yes the team did the maximum – they gave a good image of football because they never give up, and the victory is not the most important in friendlies.
“It is important to learn, to progress, to be ready for the next competition.