Nigeria’s Super Eagles played out a goalless draw against the indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt in Vienna, Austria, to end their camp in Austria.
After losing the first of two matches against their rivals, Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr named a similar starting 11 that lost that game, but changed the formation. The first Super Eagles debut was for Galatasaray defender Valentine Ozornavafor, who came in for the injured William Trost-Akong, and captain Ahmed Musa, who was brought in for Ogenkaro Etebo as coach Rohr, took 4-1-4. Attacked -1. Formation The Super Eagles struggled for flow against a very physical Cameroonian side and could have scored two goals by halftime if not for a goal line clearance from Alex Iwobi and a correct offside decision against the Cameroonians. In the second half, the Super Eagles fared better but failed to find the net, with both Terem Mophie and Kelechi Iheanacho guilty of missing good chances in the game as the Eagles struggled to break a stubborn Cameroonian defense early in the game. 0-0 finished.
With this draw, Nigeria have won only five international friendly matches since Gernot Rohr’s appointment in 2016. The Super Eagles have also failed to draw in both their matches against Cameroon in June, losing one and drawing the other. Gernot Rohr has drawn criticism from Nigerian football for its inability to bring out the best from a very talented crop of players, and the results from the Austria camp do little to correct this notion. Nigeria will face Mexico in their next international match in July.
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