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Cameroon 0-0 Nigeria: Super Eagles Hold Indomitable Lions In Rematch

Cameroon 0-0 Nigeria: Super Eagles Hold Indomitable Lions In Rematch

The Super Eagles were held to a 0-0 draw by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in their second friendly match at the Stadion Weiner Neustadt, Vienna on Tuesday, reports Completesports.com.

The Indomitable Lions dominated the early exchanges and nearly took the lead in the opening minutes but Alex Iwobi cleared the ball off the line.

At the other end, Iwobi threaded a ball through for Paul Onuachu but the Genk forward failed to direct his shot on target.

Cameroon had a goal chalked off for offside late in the first half as the Super Eagles struggled to gain a foothold on the game.

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Terem Moffi replaced Onuachu after the break as Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr attempted to add more firepower to the attack.

Moffi wasted a glorious chance to put Nigeria ahead in the 50th minute shooting wide from inside the box.

Abraham Marcus took the place of Moses Simon in the 67th minute, while Anayo Iwuala replaced Ahmed Musa 10 minutes later.

Kelechi Iheanacho missed Nigeria’s best chance of the game 13 minutes from time when he was sent through on goal by Iwobi but his shot was saved by the goalkeeper.

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  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    The coach is good at choosing the wrong selections. Complete sports gave us wrong info about the line up, because coach Rohr benched the real gems and played his pocket payers. Cameroon didn’t start the players they used the last time else they’ll have seen the game off easily against a boring Nigeria side. I don’t want to hear ndi Rohr this ndi Rohr that again. We never know anything, the average Nigerians are used to brainwash by just anyone aside the politicians. This coach is raw and empty!

    • Eldridge Cleaver 3 years ago

      Ndi Nigeria will lose this match. Ngwa Rohr is a mechanical coach. See your life. Is draw not a respectabile result?

  • Shuma 3 years ago

    Super eagles finally going against another top African team, which is a really good time to rate them. In my opinion the top African teams in no order are Senegal, Cameroon, Ivory Cost, Algeria and Morocco, which Nigeria is last out of the group.

    A lot of these countries are colonized by France. In which these players are already playing in the top 5 league, ligue 1 or French ligue being 5 in the uefa ranking. A Lot of those players are starters too. Crazy thing is half of the players are born in France and choose to play for their French colonized country. To me the reason being is that they have enough top tier players with experience to actually compete and win things. Where is Nigerian people are always begging and pleading for foreign born Nigerians to play for them. But I always say they will easily outgrow the team, knowing few are actually good enough to compete and might get tired of carrying the team.

    Nigeria only chance to stay in competition is through friendlies where the coach stay experimenting, so many one, two or three capped players. The lineups are never consistent. But people here eat anything. There was an article where a bunch of players dropped out because they were injured, I don’t know if that was true or if the players even pull through. But I saw the lineup and found at it was true. I read somewhere else that the reason players dropped out was because of unpaid wages, like always. It was no coincidence that a bunch a players decided that they were injured. Now tell me, why would a foreign born Nigerian would come play for Nigeria when you might not get your money, but in Europe you are most certain. Same thing with the women’s team, the women were protesting.

    Back to my point, another way for Nigerians to compete is through the fifa youth competition, its how Osimhen and Chuckweze got recognized. Nigeria has the most u-17 world cup, but that doesn’t translate well for the final team they cant even make it past the second round. Lastly is through relegated or under 1 tier teams and or out of the top 4 uefa leagues and work yout way up. Ngolo kante played in French third tier league, then worked his way up. Sadio Mane worked his way up. Edouard Mendy was unemployed, was constantly trying to make a team, then he got noticed by chelsea goal keeper Peter. The thing is outside of foreign born players in France they are players born in Senegal, Ivory Cost, Cameroon and etc that are being scouted by French people and others, and they get to play for top tier teams. While in Nigeria Taiwo Awoniyi was scouted by Liverpool, but he didn’t get his papers in order which put him on a whole bunch of loan spells, he got his papers late and now he might get sold to a mediocre team, that’s on him.

    When I watch Senegal, Cameroon, Morocco, Algeria and Ivory Cost, I’m like I know most of these players. While super eagles I know few by heart like Osimhen, Chuckweze, sadly Iwobi, Kelechi and Ndidi. All people do here is post new players that should play for super eagles every other day, which relates to my point how there’re so many players with less than 5 caps for the team. Which disrupts the synergy and partnerships with players.

    For a team to win something the whole foundation has to be good. I know Nigerians here are corrupted by heart by promoting a bunch of players to be slaves, working for free, imagine that. I just don’t see the super eagles being successful where the federation cant even pay its players, its just not gonna happen. And I dont care about what a past player says about should of play of Nigeria because I would have played more, even for free than playing a few time for England because they will actually pay me, thats the stupidest comment I ever heard. Yall really have no jobs to keep talking about Eze, Lookman, Aridibayo, etc every other day. Why would a European born Nigerian getting paid come play for Nigeria andn ot get paid? Spamming their social media is not gonna help either. People keep dreaming and hoping, hope is irrational.

    But how was that first game? It was bad when they were playing with the sprinklers on, in Austria. my gosh. Andre Aguissa shot could of been saved, but the keeper was late. Like I said there are numerous goal keepers from French colonized African countries that play first ligue in France, even democratic Congo players. While people here desperate hanging on to Okoye. Cameroon, Senegal, Congo producing great goal keepers able to play in top leagues. Onana play for ajax that almost made it to the champions league finals. I guess Iwobi poor performance from Everton carried on to the team. Carlo Ancelotti left, I want to see if his performance change with a new coach, because I was not feeling him. But nice to see Olayinka

    For the second game Marcus Abraham had energy, was seeing him up and down.

  • Jones 3 years ago

    wWhat’s going on with Iwobi? I feel the SE played better in this match than than the first leg just no cohesion

  • Footballfanatic 3 years ago

    Rohr doesn’t like Olayinka……. how do u bring on Iwuala? It’s funny that we’ve seen more of Iwuala than Olayinka in the National team despite his good performance in all competitions for his club in the just concluded season.

  • Larry 3 years ago

    In my personal assessment..
    Iwuala, Ozonwafor should stay away from SE.
    Iwobi, Musa, Nacho and Onwuachu should be made to watch two SE matches from the bench.
    GR aka Belmadi’s boy has got nothing to offer. Only a mentally derailed coach will prefer Iwuala to Olayinka.
    Mexico is next !!

  • Michel 3 years ago

    Truth be told ,we don’t have a coach and we don’t have a team,we have good players begging to be coached to become world beaters.cameroun made 10 changes and started most of the players that didn’t start the first game,rohr is not ambitious an as usual ,started with his trusted faded players .why on Earth would u take a John Noble knowing fully well that u will not use him,why not leave him in Nigeria , enyimba lost to Kano pillars ,who knows, maybe if he had played ,the result might have been different.if this was an important match I will not complain but this is a friendly,rohr has been wasting our friendly matches ,no competition in the team,if there is no osimehn ,why not play olayinka in d second half and play moffi in first half,we already know iheanacho is not good and can only score when he is lucky,sane with onuachu.i think that this is the time to let the man go,or better still,gamble with him and see if we can qualify for world cup,then let him go

  • Rohr ass liking quota system bigots, Oya make una defend una almighty German tactician.

  • _ Matches to (largely) Forget_

    It was always going to be a tall order for Nigeria to avenge last weekend’s 1:0 loss to Cameroon and so it proved. The Indomitable Lions put up a competent display to grind out a hard fought 0:0 draw against our wingless Eagles today with an outcome that would have delighted their fans across 2 legs.

    Expectations were understandably muted in certain quarters going into this encounter as Rohr’s Super Eagles haven’t been convincing against ‘tough’ African oppositions recently. The outcome of today’s match now makes it 2 points out of a possible 12 from friendly matches against top tier African teams since Afcon 2019 – a telling affirmation of how worrying things are with the Super Eagles currently.

    For me, it is not necessarily about coach Gernot Rohr. Everyone has to share the blame. From the Football administration to the players, no one is spared.

    The players appear to still be in harmony with Gernot Rohr; they have this bond and camaraderie. So, why are they not delivering the goods for him? Okay, his tactics may seem static at times and elements of his approach may appear uninspiring but quite a number of players are either not turning it on or just not turning it up.

    And if they blame non-payment of bonuses, then we need to turn our attention to the NFF.

    Clearly, something is wrong somewhere.

    With the lineup for today’s match, the attacking intent was there and it seemed to me to be a team (on paper) capable of troubling Cameroon. But it was the Lions who carved out the most convincing chances earlier on by forcing Okoye to a save before having a goal ruled out.

    They were cool and calculated (the Cameroonians). They were going to nick a goal very early or very late and then sit back to protect their prize.

    Nigeria did not play like a well oiled machine. In the middle, Iwobi was very busy with passes from deep while Ndidi showed class and quality on the ball. Awaziem showed maturity and adventure while Ozornwafor was effective with his duties when called upon.

    But up front was where the shortcomings were most glaring. Moses Simon was useless and wasteful with his take ons while Iheanacho was either anonymous or profligate when with the ball. Onuachu tends to contribute next to nothing while Ahmed Musa was a pitiful shadow of his former self.

    As a team, I think they showed cohesion and understanding but my God they lacked creativity, ingenuity and invention across the park. Beyond the physical elements of the game (passing, moving, running, shouting) there were no manoeuvres designed to blindside the Cameroonians in manner displaying superior tactical input.

    Marcus Abraham came on and showed a calm head. His understanding with Iwobi was great to watch as they located each other time and again with beautiful passes. But the young winger seemed to play without urgency, often opting to slow down tempo and even pass all the way back to the goalkeeper (something that angered Shehu Abdullahi).

    Iwuala was Iwuala. When you are looking for a spark of magic, perhaps look further than a homebased player whose touches and deliveries are basic at best. Terem Moffi, coming in as a second half substitute, huffed and puffed but was ultimately predictable. At times I wondered how he generated so much hype. Perhaps it wasn’t his day.

    In fact, the Cameroonians can give themselves a pat on the back for reading every move of the Super Eagles and neutralising our players as they would have planned.

    1 win and 1 draw against their bitterest West African rivals can be seen as great days in the office by the Cameroonian players, their coaching staff, their FA and their fans.

    As for me (the Super Eagles fan), it has been a largely forgettable round of matches.

    The final score: Nigeria 0:0 Cameroon.

    • Master 3 years ago

      Brother u have summarized very well, am not Nigerian but I watched the game, he analysis is spot on, Cameroon was just unlucky today not to win the game, this is despite starting a complete new team today different from the last week starting eleven, and that’s what a coach is supposed to do on international friendlies as w a way of testing his asernals, but not with Nigerian coach, how do bring 20 players and u don’t rotate players willingly to ascertain their readiness for world cup qualifiers, there’s is a problem here, the coach has overstayed his welcome in Nigeria, it’s time to chase that guy, there is no meaning have players in top leagues but fails to deliver, it’s pathetic

    • Thanks deo. You just graphically replayed the match for those who couldn’t watch or did but are no able to critically analyse. Brilliant as usual. Touche.

      As @Master said, Cameroun has probably gained more by utilizing different sets of players for the matches and changing formations/tactics. They plugged all the lapses from the first half. I didn’t even know they had a goal ruled out.

      I’m just not comfortable with Rohr and his questionable decisions, players invitation and utilisation. I beg NFF to see out Rohr’s contract and get rid of his technical crew.

      We need a consortium of the best indigenous coaches next (bar temperamental Oliseh and vindictive Siasia) led by Amunike, Finidi, Ikeme etc. Tap from the football expertise of people like Egbo, Emenalo, Olofinjano etc.

  • The coach is not tactically sound to lead to take this team to promised land. NFF should get ready to hire a competent coach. Someone who has been coach a team for over four years yet, the team keeps struggling.

  • Patrick 3 years ago

    I had a dream as i was watching the game .in the dream i saw one Philip trousier a nigerian coach called witch doctor who was sacked after nigeria had qualified for the world cup. Mr rhor or rohr it appears that even if super eagles eventually qualify for the world cup you will not take the team to the world cup. You are incompetent and inept.

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    …I am glad with all these folks submitting unbiased assessment of our team and more importantly, our deficit and quack coaching, it is clear for all to see. How in the world have we continued for 5years with a coach so old and uneventful, his useful days of substance are clearly behind him? If you talk naked truth… the gaffers eWarriors will come for you. I hope we don begin see reality as we start to play our mates for football… we dey the look… make we see how Mexico go be… I bet those who were drumming wrong timing for Mexico match will now see how handy that game will be in testing what our gaffer can cook against a formidable opponent again… give Rohr current Les Blues (French National Team), his static tactics will make them dull and ineffective… One love all!!!

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    No problem I hope Amunike, Finidi, Ikeme, Emenalo, Egbo and co will take us from 70th in the world to 32nd and from 16th in Africa to a steady 3rd over the last 4 years. The likes of Ikeme, Emenalo, Egbo and co are not in anyway different from Oliseh who ran away in the middle of an important AFCON qualifier. Let them not get paid 6 months salary that’s when you will begin to see questionable call ups and match bonuses sharing if the team is doing well. That’s if they will even continue to work in such circumstances of not getting paid for about 6 months plus. Everyone want to crucify the coach for a friendly match result, but they will be same people saying qualifying for tournaments with games to spare is inconsequential LMAO!!!

    Cameroon have most of their regulars available therefore they have a luxury of options to choose from. Olayinka coped an injury before the match that’s why he wasn’t used at all. Moffi to me was very anonymous in the 45 minutes he played. I felt we might have a better chance to score with Onuachu on the field than Moffi over the two games IMHO. Maybe he’s just getting used to the team. Marcus showed some flashes of brilliance but remains raw and doesn’t show a sense of urgency like a Chukwueze would in those circumstances.

    The less said about Iwuala the better. All the advocates of NPFL players can now see that they’re not just good enough for the SuperEagles!! I think Rohr might’ve missed an opportunity to utilize Ejuke in this window. I hope Musa can return to Europe anytime soon otherwise he should just forget about the SuperEagles. Kelechi needs to show consistency and remain focus in dangerous areas, but he remains very deadly in his movements. That’s the essence of test matches to see where we need to improve. The core of the team played together over the two matches and I saw some understanding in the defense and midfield. Obviously we can now see that we need to be clinical in the final third. That’s why Osimhen remains our top striker anywhere on the planet.

    I hope most of these players will be available for the Mexico friendly. I will assume that will be the game to try out all the agents fringe players. It will just be a match to see if any new player can surface because most of our regulars might not be available. Therefore, it’s just another test match.

    This matches against Cameroon will definitely prepare us for the WorldCup qualifiers ahead because our regulars like Okoye, Iwobi, Simon, Ndidi, Iheanacho, Musa and Onuachu to some extent have now seen how difficult it will be against our rivals in both the AFCON and the World Cup playoffs if we make it that far. I believe with the rest of our mainstream players returning fit we should be ready do the battles ahead.

    • GLORY 3 years ago

      Nicely put @ Aphillydegreat. No need to worry about fans expressing their disappointment. I personally love it this way, because it’s a good sign. From following Nigerian football from over the years, it’s always been Nigeria’s pathway to glorious outing in major tournament. Ironically,I would have been very very concerned if we had won in both games. The mistake will be to sack the Coach/overhaul the entire team, which I know is definitely not gonna happen.

    • kenneth 3 years ago

      Oga are you not tired of all this noise about taking us from 70th to 32nd. This was 3 years ago. So are we meant to be stagnant from your comment. By now we should be in the top 15th not dwindling in the 30th position. You people are not ready to accept that your coach is the one we need. Please, whose fault is it that they not getting paid. Obviously money is exchanging hands for all of them to still remain in there respective positions. That was the accusation levied against keshi and his crew when he wasn’t paid. please let the tournament proper start, don’t have any hope come January. the coach himself looks uninterested

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

        By now we should be in the 15th position isn’t that where we were before your ex Guardiolas took us to 70th in the world??? Let them come and take over now so that they can take us back to the days of missing 3 out of 4 AFCONS because that is the SuperEagles you missed LMAO!! We do not need you to be interested and the coach didn’t email you to tell you he’s no longer interested as there are important matches ahead. Don’t worry when the AFCON bridge comes we will be ready to cross it. For now our focus is on the WorldCup qualifiers that will surely determine the team to the AFCON. If money is exchanging hands please provide us with proof or link where money has been exchanging hands between Rohr and the players. The one you were all crying blue murder about his invitation proved himself with solid display. Therefore, if you’re reasonable enough you should know that the gaffer his doing the best he could with what is available to him. You can come back here in January when we’ve drawn up our AFCON squad to cry foul on the list. for now some of you are just blabbing just to find something to say.

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