Calm Returns To Super Eagles’ Camp, Players Focus On Beating Cameroon

Calm Returns To Super Eagles’  Camp, Players Focus On Beating Cameroon

Super Eagles players have all resolved to put behind them Sunday’s shocking 2-0 loss to Madagascar and go all out for a win in their Round of 16 encounter against defending champions Cameroon, reports Completesports.com.

The encounter against the Indomitable Lions will take place at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday. The kick-off is 5pm Nigerian time.

The three-time African champions ended their run of nine successive wins following Sunday’s reverse against the Barea.

There were reports of discord in the Eagles’ camp with some of the players allegedly not happy with the tactics deployed by head coach Gernot Rohr in the competition so far.

All that and other issues, Completesports.com learnt, have been put to rest with the players determined to send out the Cameroonians from the competition.

The Super Eagles have won two and lost one of their three games in the competition so far.

The former champions finished in second position in Group B behind the Barea of Madagascar.

Cameroon also ended up in second position behind the Black Stars of Ghana in Group F with five points from one win and two draws.

By Adeboye Amosu in Alexandria

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  • https://allafrica.com/stories/201907040393.html

    Nigeria for Penalty shootout against Cameroon. instead of making the objective to improve the scoring.

    Yes it is true that its a possibility we will go to shootouts however, this is not what we want to hear we want to hear Nigeria train with different formations or attacking options to improve scoring record for Cameroon game.

  • Ololo 2 years ago

    Group f is no doubt a cursed group. First Ghana plays Tunisia, second Cameroon playing Nigeria, third Benin plays Morocco.. These three cursed teams are all going home

    • As if you’re reading my minfy,group f is a cursed group and all of them won’t exceed the round-off 16

  • What I can read between the lines from the players’ initial grouse and the scorelines is that Rohr instructed the team to adopt a defensive pattern, including the attackers and midfielders. Something like “Hey, guys, I want you to focus on defending first than launching attacks.” Little wonder the midfielders kept playing the ball back to the defenders 70% of the time. That also explains why Rohr prefers wingers with a defensive mindset like Simon. Unfortunately, it boomeranged in the last match as it emboldened the opponents and allowed them succeed when launching attacks of their own.

    The SE are known for high-press football (Oh, I miss Victor Moses!). Don’t cage Iwobi, Musa, Ighalo, Onyekuru, Samuel and co. That is why we were able to “destroy” Cameroun and Algeria (natural powerhouses) in Uyo 4-0 and 4-1. Forget the SA blip, Rohr. That was because you used an inexperienced + ageing team and backline (Awaziem + Echiejile, Iheanacho & co) which underrated SA. Tell your midfielders and strikers to do 70% attacking and 30% defending, not vice versa and then Cameroon should be a done deal before 90 minutes!

  • Akins 2 years ago

    With d way Ghana have approached their last three games, I don’t see Tunisia ending their campaign in the round of 16.

    Cameroonians are more physical, hungry for goals & very business-like on the pitch unlike our Super Eagles.

    Exceptt Rohr takes a different & clinical approach towards the Nigeria match against Cameroun, I see our boys on their way out of the tournament. We got to the knock out stage by luck & not by hardwork or technical input of the coach.

    I don’t expect anything spectacular from either d coach or d team come Saturday.

  • Chidii 2 years ago

    For the match against Cameroon, please consider this first eleven: 1. Akpeyi 2. Aina 3. Collins (if not fit, Awaziem) 4. Ndidi 5. Omeruo 6. Ekong 7. Chukwueze 8. Etebo 9. Ighalo 10. Iwobi 11. Musa Good luck to the Super Eagles of Nigeria

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    Nigeria is going to meet their waterloo now. So sorry to break your hearts. The coach is the most incompetent and unprofessional man to manage a National team. Where is Victor Osimhem, where is Henry Onyakuru in of all these team plan???????.
    The NFF should begin the search for a new well seasoned coach in Holland or in France as soon as possible. The World Cup African qualifying matches are coming up soon.

  • And if they scale through you will come back here and say it is mere work. I pray God disgrace you and your like on Saturday. You need to tell UA your grouse with this coach.

  • And if they scale through you will come back here and say it is mere work. I pray God disgrace you and your like on Saturday. You need to tell us your grouse with this coach.

  • *luck

  • The problem is the coach because he always test plays why did he brought Mikel & Ogu in? when he knew that all match is important why there is player like onyekuru, chukwueze, iwobi, INdidi the way things are now when he lose against Cameroon that means his job has end

  • Edoguy 2 years ago

    I think Ogu is a fantastic player. He has been unfortunate not to play any game under Rohr

  • Edoguy 2 years ago

    This coach dropped Mikel Agu for Joel Obi. He dropped Uche Agbo for Joel Obi. He dropped Anthony Nwaekeme. I remember shouting on this forum that Joel Obi is no longer what we knew him to be yet, he took him to the world cup. Uche Agbo was in form yet he dropped him saying he doesnt train well…I dont understand this guy. He is killing our football.

    The match against Argentina was John Ogu’s match, yet he didnt play him

    This guy doesnt know what he is doing

    • Thompson 2 years ago

      Bros, relax. None of those players you mentioned are better than what we have already, that’s why they are not in the team. We can accuse Rohr of anything but even his worst critics can see his team selection has been solely on merit

      • Edoguy 2 years ago

        @thompson what about onyekuru on the bench. I guess thats merit

        • Greenturf 2 years ago

          Onyekuru has not taken his chances when selected.
          I understand everyone are chanting this names based on their club form which incidentally is yet to translate to the national team.
          Rohr is doing well.The players he features are those that have proved to be good for the team.

  • Proudly 9ja 2 years ago

    I think everyone is angry with d coach considering what happened in Russia against Arg and now at d Afcon against Madagascar but inasmuch as I agree with some of Rhor’s critics, I think relieving him is premature in my humble opinion and moreover there is no guarantee that d new gaffer will do better than him. U guys understand that it will take dsame 3yrs that Rhor has taken to build a team dat we can be proud of even though most don’t feel proud of d team right now. When d new coach comes in and results don’t come our way then we will fire him and start d rebuilding again. Remember how stagnated our football was when we were cutting and changing like used draws. I think regardless of d results which i don’t think has been poor imho, he has brought some stability and continuity to d team. i think the NFF needs to lecture him on d 9ja style of play, which is playing with flair and winning. Also, i don’t think his backroom staff is best 9ja can offer. He needs someone who has play for 9ja at d highest level and understands the 9ja mindset. I know I might get some flak for throwing my reserved support for d gaffer but I blif he can still deliver.

    Also, please can anyone tell me how many teams have won with more than a lone goal. The Afcon is super competitive, so it’s not d SE birthright to win all matches inasmuch as we want them to. my opinion