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Super Eagles Off To Douala For CAR Rematch

Super Eagles Off To Douala For CAR Rematch

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have travelled to Douala, Cameroon for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matchday four encounter against the Wild Beasts of Central African Republic, reports Completesports.com.

The players and their officials left the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday morning
for the game.

Read Also: 2022 WCQ: Don’t Blame Balogun, Troost-Ekong For Super Eagles’ Loss To CAR -Lawal

The players were in high spirit as they board the chartered Air Peace plane for Cameroon.

Wild Beasts defeated the Super Eagles 1-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Thursday.

Nigeria remain top of Group C with six points, two more than both Cape Verde (who defeated Liberia’s Lone Star in Monrovia) and Central African Republic, with Liberia bumped to bottom place.

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  • The most useless team in Nigeria instory

    • OMOH KEHINDE EZOMO 3 years ago

      Lol I can see the uselessness even show in your sentence

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      Relax brother this things happen sometimes in football,we shall react,we shall learn from this experience.

    • The team is okay. The problem is tactics and patterns of playing.

      Like that Thursday, I expect Rohr to change the pattern of playing before the end of 1st half if not at 15th minutes of CAR display.

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        Unfortunately rohr can not give what he doesn’t have – the last five years has shown it.

        • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

          Hahahahaha….Rohr cannot give what he does not have, but has the highest win ratio of all SE coaches ever….LMAOOoo.

          That is the sort of stupidity you get from an impersonator. If you had anything to offer you wouldn’t be commenting with someonelse’s identity in order to gain attention….LMAoooo

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Please, don’t blame the players. Watch their performances at their various clubs and you’ll see that the issue absolutely lies with technical abilities and administrative management – i.e. rohr and amaju.

      The coach is not technically sound. Base on his performance and the deafening silence from amaju, I smell fraud. O by the way, the players and coaches are owed months and months of allowances. Is it not criminal enough not to pay people after they work for you?

    • Cameroon 1 vs Argentina 0…..
      Agentina still went as afar as d final lol.

      • 3 5 2 wil kill CAR.

        • In the 1st leg a demonic spirit was running after the eagles.that was y they played same style from start to finish

    • Bola shut ur stupid mouth am looking at everyone condemning the super eagles,listen fellow peers if an unknown club in the champions league can go to Spain I mean( Madrid) Spain and beat Real Madrid there who is Nigeria not to be beaten . Pls let’s try and be calm and make sure we beat those CAR team in Cameroun.

      • I will call you out when they draw or lost in douala. I am not condemning them but just telling you the obvious. What they will play won’t be different from what they played at serria leone when they drew in Nigeria 4-4. Now the issue is people are not blind when they say tour has no technical or tactical know how, yes he may be good in bring young players together but he lacks the real thing wish is creating an unbeatable team with what he has. I look at the Algeria team, I could not believe it was the same team that we beat home and draw them away that the new coach ( home base) belmadi took over and transform them to world not Africa o i mean world beaters. Now those that tell you, the change there was just change in tactical and a technicality Lobatan. Can i shock belmadi took over that team just before they went to nations cup and he did not just win the cup he continue to beat every team that comes their way whether europe or african team. So my brother this team cannot beat any top team in Africa at present , it is a fact. You can check from their results. The players are fantastic individually but need a good tactician to understand the way they play individually and get them to play even with their style in an impressive way as a team. I await you on Sunday night.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Best wishes, boys.
    Play the match like it’s a cup final.
    It’s not only Nigeria’s reputation that is at stake. Your personal reputations are also on the line.
    Another defeat to CAR, and your clubs will be thinking twice about why they have you on their roster!
    Napoli might as well get rid of Victor Osimhen, and go and sign Karl Namnganda!
    Seriously, after the match, the result should PROPERLY REFLECT the difference in rank between both countries.
    Make una waka well ooo. Safe travels!

  • I just heard that paul onuachu and iheanacho are fit for the match tomorrow. I wonder the tactic the coach will employ, lets hope the team can raise their game and play for a win and not a draw.

  • Deji oguntunde 3 years ago

    There should be a complete overhaul of the technical crew led by the old German coach who doesn’t know the modern trends in football. Failure to do so Nigeria might not qualify for next world cup and will disgrace us in Cameroon next year. The NFf should take a clue from the Egyptian Federation who sacked their coach and hired an experienced gaffer.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Thank you Deji, but this NFF led by amaju can’t. The fact that rohr has stayed on for five years without play some kind of purposeful football, while he and the players are still being owed for months, suggests that there must be something fishy at play.

      rohr is as technically bereft as they come, yet amaju renewed his contract knowing full well what to expect from both parties. Do recall at what time amaju was saying that they – the NFF – wanted to send rohr on refresher courses. Has this ever been heard of? This whole rohr business and the e-rats who defend this obviously failing project all rings the alarm bells to a sensible person. I smell fraud.

      • Tancosports 3 years ago

        Guy why can’t you put put your real name instead of stealing another person’s name? We are too smart not to discover that you original fake Dr Frey. Lol

        • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

          Don’t mind the bloody fool, let him continue to hide behind a disgusting keyboard and disgracing himself all over the place. Someone who needs more help in his miserable life is here impersonating someone else just because he wants to castigate the coach Lmao!!

  • Nigeria will beat CAR tomorrow.

    I believe.

    The coach only need to wake up and the players need to calm down and never allow CAR players to dictate the pattern.

    God bless Nigeria

  • This is my analysis after rewatching the full match.
    First, let me talk about our goalkeeper. I totally believe our goalkeeper should have done better for that goal. A goalkeeper should always be alert and proactive, to know when to make a move to close down an opponent. I really expected our goalkeeper to have stepped in immediately after the miscommunication between our two centre backs. If he had been proactive, and charged when he was supposed to, he would have cornered the opponent and made it harder for him to score. That is why it is good to always field players who are playing regularly for their clubs.
    Secondly, Balogun. In my own opinion, he was largely at fault for that goal. Balogun to me, is no longer as effective and efficient as he were yester-years. This could be attributed to the fact that he plays more at right back than centre back in his club, but plays centre back for SE. This inconsistency may be the factor militating against his efficiency.
    Thirdly, Osimhen. What I have noticed about Osimhen is that, once he gets the ball inside or close to the 18-yard box, he either shoots, runs with the ball a bit before shooting, or pass or cross it. He doesn’t for once try dribbling, or tricking his marker, in order to move into a better position before shooting, he shoots straight from where ever he is. In most of the cases, he gets the ball in a tight angle and you will be expecting him to do a cut back to beat his marker, or use a ‘snake bite’ trick, or taking on his marker directly etc. but he will shoot from wherever he is and in most cases, waste the chance. Just like his shot that hit the bar against CAR, if he had used one trick or the other to move in a bit before shooting, scoring would have been almost guaranteed, but he just shot from the tight angle and hit the woodwork. To be honest, I would have been very surprised if he had scored from that angle. For instance, the goal Ighalo scored against Cameroon in 2017 with one Cameroon defender hotly on his trail, if it were Osimhen, he would have as usual taken a wild shot. But not Ighalo, who beat the defender with a little trick and thereby allowing himself more space and chance to score.
    Fourhly, generally. Defensively, I was not sold on Onyeka. Moses Simon always struggle on the wings. He is not a smooth operator. Ejuke is always trying hard to dribble and take on defenders, but no tangible end product at the end. In other words, he plays to the gallery. I actually expect him to use his tricks and energy to get into good positions to either score or make an assist, not dribbling everybody and playing the ball back to the midfield. Ahmed Musa is truly a leader. He is not finished as a lot of people think. At the dying minutes of that match, he made a lot of frantic and concerted efforts that could have led to an equalizer, but unfortunately, some of our players were not in the same frequency with him. Thank You

    • Thank you. In effect:

      1. Our goalkeeping crisis continues. Both Uziho and Okoye are not super. In essence, Alloy Agu shouldn’t be our goalkeeper coach

      2. Despite the dwindling performances of Simon Moses that’s as clear as day, Rohr never fails to field him on that wing. Simon is guaranteed starter with Rohr, even if not match fit and you start to wonder

      3. Balogun is tactically sound but slow. The goal was coming and was just a matter of time. CAR even had one disallowed, yet they scored with the same tactics. It means their coach had a perfect game plan. They don’t talk much, they’re are still not.

      4. Balogun and Ekong got exposed several times at the back which CAR finally exploited cos the holding midfield was nearly non existent and they kept going forward to fill in. With another coach, Onyeka will not even be number 3 in the pecking order. Marcus, Nwobodo, Bonke, Kingsley Michael are many times better with solid inputs.

      5. Rohr must win tomorrow’s match but he should be let go afterwards or at least Yobo and Agu should be replaced. Therefore, the number one problem is Pinnick and his board who’re making all sorts of ridiculous decisions & appointments.

    • Uzoho has no fault with that goal. That guy took it well. He never knew balogun would mess us. Uzoho is not God now.

      • Reading the interview of the goal scorer, he said: “I saw that the keeper (Uzoho) was off his line..”

        Why should you be off your line if it’s not to close down an oncoming attacker?

        I don’t think any clubless player or any player without months of football action should be in the SE.

        He clearly has a fault in that goal.

      • Uzoho doesn’t need to be God to effectively carry out his goalkeeping duties.
        As long as the opponent has not been dispossessed or the ball cleared to safety,a goalkeeper has to keep an eye on happenings so as to intervene immediately his defence is breached

  • _Nigeria Vs CAR part 2 Preview_

    With the dust of disappointment yet to settle following the Super Eagles’ scandalous 1:0 home loss to the highly less fancied Central African Republic, the second leg of the encounter is just round the corner.

    The team flew out today for the match scheduled for 2:00 pm tomorrow in Duala Cameroon (which serves as the home ground of CAR as their stadia were not approved by FIFA for world cup qualifiers).

    The Super Eagles go into tomorrow’s match with their tails between their legs following the outcome of the first match in which they were heavily expected to win heavily. It ended in heavy disappointment for Nigeria fans who watched in horror disbelief as Karl Namnganda’s 90th minute sumptuous strike for CAR was enough to put Nigeria to the sword in their own hunting ground.

    The Super Eagles huffed and puffed but failed to find an equaliser despite the array of stars on display; players that Super Eagles fans wax lyrical about and throw bouquets at their performances in European club football week in week out.

    However, the performance of the same players against CAR on Thursday only deserved eggs to be thrown at their faces. In truth though, I thought our players showed endeavour and created goal scoring opportunities but ultimately, they were bested by opposition they should never have lost to, more so at home.

    Now Rohr and his boys have the opportunity to do it all over again in Duala on Sunday.


    It is reasonable to assume that CAR will almost seek a draw from this match which to them would be a favourable outcome as it would mean they have drawn 4 points from the far superior and more illustrious Nigeria. The prize of a victory (if they manage to do a double on Nigeria) will be breath-taking in the enormity of the prestige it will bring CAR and would also further advance their chances of qualifying for Qatar 2022.

    Rohr’s Super Eagles cannot allow this to happen at all cost!

    So, they will have to devise cunning ways to break CAR’S defence down, prize open them open and then put away the chances they are able to create.

    There is no place for the wastefulness that was sadly on display in the first leg with Osihmen, Awoniyi and Iheanacho spurning glorious chances.

    Moses Simon is becoming too predictable with his runs and wayward with his crosses. Because of the way he runs, he is not balanced by the time he attempts his crosses which leaves his deliveries compromised.

    Ejuke is yet to impose himself on games; more is expected of him. Osihmen’s wastefulness cannot be tolerated in a second match in a row while Awoniyi has to make better use of chances that come his way.

    Rohr relied heavily on Balogun and Ekong to orchestrate goal scoring chances from long balls which I find rather odd! The midfield has to shoulder more of this responsibility. Aribo is yet to reprise his seminal classics against Brazil and Ukraine: he needs to step up in Duala.

    Someone has to take the game by the scruff of the neck. Usually that person is Iwobi (and in the past Victor Moses) but in his absence, captain Musa has to step up.

    I encourage the retention of Uzoho so as he showed sharpness in spells in Lagos. But I will encourage an overhaul of the Oyinbo wall that was breached.

    Why Gernot Rohr doesn’t stick to the 5-3-2 formation for most of his matches is beyond me! I said it 3 years ago that this formation brings out the best in the resources at his disposal.

    The German tactician is under immense pressure form a large section of fans, football writers and wider stakeholders of Nigerian football. He needs to get his tactics right and demand nothing but victory from his boys in this return leg. He is a European, he needs to encourage the boys to win fouls in dangerous places and employ those cunning tricks that we see Argentina and England sometimes employ against less technical sides.

    It is unclear whether a win for Nigeria in this time would ease the pressure on Rohr; many have simply concluded that he is not good enough technically and tactically to lead Nigeria.

    The embarrassing 1:0 home loss against Central African Republic was the last straw for most!

    As for me, before Rohr can be sacked, an enabling environment has to be established by which any coach will thrive. That is the more potent issue. Getting rid of Rohr might only make the matter worse if the new coach has to work with incompetent and corrupt football administrators.

    For now the focus should be on the return leg tomorrow where anything can happen – unlike the first leg when Nigeria were expected to cruise comfortably into victory.

    • GLORY 3 years ago

      Expert analysis @ DEO. Thumbs up.

      • Thanks Glory. Sacking Rohr with less than 8 weeks to the Africa Cup of Nations (without addressing systemic failures and mal-administration plaguing our football) might yet prove to be counterproductive.

        That said, the Super Eagles must not lose to CAR away. Should that happen, Rohr’s position could become inescapably untenable!

    • Great one DeO Aribo should be benched. He can’t play this game. Let’s have bonkhe abdullai and iheanacho.

      For once Moses should also sit in the bench. He should go and learn how to cross the ball.

      I believe this is a match for Samuel kalu, oshimen, iheanacho and ejuke. They can’t afford to fail us. If they do they should just forget the world cup.

  • SAMUEL 3 years ago

    you all can say your opinions and no issue for that.Gernot rohr is tactically not good.Since the day i watched Nigeria against sierra leone,i fully knew that the coach is not good enough for the eagles.For all lovers of the coach pls continue swimming in your deceitfulness and not coming out to say the truth.Can this team play algeria,morocco,cote divoire,senegal and egypt confidently? This coach has been here for over 5yrs and cannot raise a formidable team,and you guys are praising him as a master of qualifying easily for any tournaments.infacts God will judge you all.This same coach had sets some records here in our football history badly,and you guys still feel this man got something upstairs.Its well with you all

  • Lord AMO 3 years ago

    Let me see what the field looks like first before predicting the outcome. Cameroon displayed good pitches during the U-20 afcon so maybe the Douala pitch is better than that bobbly rubbish in lagos.

    The pitch makes a huge difference for our guys as most of them are used to performing on what amounts to lush green carpets week in and week out in europe.

    Finally, please pay the men their bonuses and salaries.

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    @Ayphillydegreat said… “Amuneke could not qualify U-20 Flying Eagles to U-20 African Nations Cup”.. but he qualified Tanzania for Senior Nations Cup proper.. so the second argument I have called nullifies your ridicule of Amuneke regarding the U-20 return leg game played in Lagos under torrential rain-sogged pitch… that game in that condition was always going to be anybody’s game…

    I am not surprised because all the attacks you and @Dr.Drey like to direct to those like us in here with diverse views far from the expected Rohr-Cult-Worship expected of most forumites by Your person and @Dr.Drey was was just pure incredulity in the face of the obvious failings of a coach with quack methods… quack methods again laid bare and exposed against CAR… to think that our coach had 90minutes and did not know what to do to save the last remaining shreds of an overhyped abilities was very pitiful.

    Some of us did not just wake to start clamouring for midfielders who can direct games… ones with creative sinews running strands all over their body… as Nigerians we are used to having a playmaker, quite a few can still be got and tried but Rohr isnt thinking in that direction… he just like to invite and huddle hapless static midfield players to run robot style all over the field with no effect… did you see what a young and well coached Kingsley Micahel played against Cape verde… if not for Corona situation and had our regulars played… no one will know kingsley Michael can play with that level of courage and finese…

    This is why we have continued to say give people like Nwakali chance (he showed it against Athletico Madrid), get Ejaria or Dele Bashiru if Michael oliseh is not ready… in the absence of Iwobi. For me Joe Aribo is not a playmaker and had only had just two convincing games for us against Brazil and Ukraine… Another good player who can play us number 10 is Iyayi Atiemwen… me I dont believe in the club a player plays all the time… it is good to have players in Barcelona, Madrid and Milan but if not you make the best use of what you have and inject them with the right psyche.

    CAR came as real Wild Beasts and being fit and strong with a mentality of fearlessness… they disgraced our so much talked about Oyinbo wall… hahaha. Rewatching Balogun and Ekong huddled together on the floor in an embarrassing heap of bodies was very demoralising… I have always said that Ekong cant play and that is still my opinion… in the case of Balogun… he does not have the legs and swiftness any longer!

    What is there now to say in defence of an inept coach who must look for a scornful reason to sell for falling to a very local national team replete at best with 4th division France based pros? Hear the coach… “we really missed Ndidi and Iwobi… with them the result would have been different” such a scornful and retarded comment… a nation of over 200million Nigerians now have to have Ndidi and Iwobi always at all cost to win matches… were those two not there against Cameroon recently in friendlies? When you tell them African Football is different from European soft stainless football they will laugh and hurl insults at you… let us wait and see how Rohr redeems himself and team tomorrow… but for me, let him win Brazil tomorrow… the guy has to be released… he has not added anything commendable to our football developement we have not seen before… but I will expect some people to continue to sing his praise as the best thing after Agege Bread… hahahaha!

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      Is it the Nwakali that is struggling at Huesca or the Kingsley Micheal who currently out injured?? If Micheal had been playing since the game against Cape Verde do you think Rohr would ignore him?? Dele Bashiru has only started playing regularly recently. Ejaria status of allegiance is not yet fully confirmed and Olise hasn’t made up his mind so stop living in fantasy. We can only make use of what we have. No body complained about the midfield when we defeated Cape Verde away. Make una enjoy it while it last. Moments like this don’t come often.

      • JimmyBall 3 years ago

        @Ayphillydegreat… Ejaria has fully switched. Dont tell me you dont know. Rohr refused calling him this time that he has guys far ahead of him in the pecking order… we looked for those guys far ahead of Ejaria in the game against CAR and we did not see any decent midfielder!

        Also… stop being fallacious! Kelechi Nwakali is not struggling at SD Huesca… he is having valuable game time every game and doing well. This is a guy who knows how to play… not robotic midfielders moongod likes to invite… even you a confirm Rohr worshipper no fit talk with level of cataclism that brought Rohr down on his face by tiny CAR… hahahaha.

        Rohr is the best thing after Agege bread!!! Hahahaha… a complete cloth-eating-moth of a coach!!! Lol…

        • @JimmyBall is Nwakali been played 90mins, week in, week out like Ndidi at Leicester?

          If you truly know modern football, then you will know that though Nwakali’s passes has improved drastically but he still lacks the ability to be rugged and recover balls in the midfield.

          Most central midfielders do that these days, especially the attacking ones.

        • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

          Germany lost at home against Macedonia yet they’re still top of their group and doing good. When we lost against SA in the last AFCON qualifiers we still went on to qualify with a game to spare. All this rants is just emotional sentiments for those of you who have been looking for a way to castigate the coach. When we win it is because of the quality of the players, but when we lose it is the coach that should be sacked Lmao!!

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        Hahahaha….@Ayphilly, the same Nwakali who has only played 90 mins just 3 times in almost 2 years for HUESCA…..HUESCA o…..LMAOOoo. A boy who is either always rooted to the bench, yanked off by the half hour mark on the occasisons when he gets to start or offloaded on loan to some 2nd division relegation battling team, is the messiah that will rescue the SE.

        It would have even been understandable if the boy is churning out impeccable performances week-in-week-out like Sadiq does. I watch all these guys Sadiq, Omeruo, Nwakali…all of them. I watch them every damn week and there is absolutely nothing that justifies an invite for Nwakali even in the next 2 years based on the leggy half-hearted performances he offers. ZERO goals ZERO assists and already in his 3rd season…..LMAOOooo

        That is the man who is better than “sunday league” bred midfielders who are strutting their stuff in the top leagues of Europe weekly and Mikel an ex UCL and Europa league winner…LMAOoo. This is someone approaching 24 years of age and cant point to any decent career at club level. He was signed on loan by porto with option to make the deal permanent but was offloaded even before the end of that season. Arsenal canceled his contract with 3 years left and offered him to Huesca without compensation…..outright dash….LMAOooo. He’s already in his 3rd season at the village club and still isnt rated…..LMAOoooo. Yet he is the messaih that will send everyone else in the SE midfield to the bench.

        Abeg the less said the better.

        I thought the boy said so many european countries are after him to naturalize him to play for them…..LMAOOOOoo. What is he still waiting for….????

        Abeg Rohr biko invite Nwakali o, so that he can win AFCON for us the way he won it for the U20s and the U23s….LMAOOOoo

  • Dr Banks 3 years ago

    Great words of wisdom from Amaju Pinnick, please guys let’s not be quick to castigate these leaders, they also feel the pains of losing even more than us.

    Watch the link below

    • @Dr Banks i am highly disappointed in you. I saw this earlier it is all over social media people are ashamed you are here saying great words of wisdom. Firstly is this something that should be shown. You can clearly see this man knows nothing about football.

      First of all they playing for 200 million Nigerians before they are playing for the Government and his birthday. They way he is talking it is like SE belongs to him. Frm this Video it is clear to see why these boys are not taking things seriously. Telling the boys they their own coaches. I mean come on. The NFF has no business discussing tactics with the boys. It his not his place.

      Isnt it clear from this Video who has the final say in anything hands on regarding SE. I wouldn’t be suprised if Pinnick suggests substitutions to Rohr in game. Via Sms what a shame.

      • Dr Banks 3 years ago

        @Ugo, let’s cut this man some slacks. He’s only trying to motivate them the way he knows how to.

        And he was right by saying they all play in Europe under great coaches and should know what to do on the pitch to get a goal in such a situation and the National coach who only assembled them for 2 days prior to the match can hardly do much.

        That is why they were the chosen one out of thousands of even millions of soccer players home and abroad. All they needed is a few words of tactical directions from the coach as well as match squad selection.

      • @Ugo Iwunze, when I say that people just come to CSN and open their mouth to say waaa. We all know that NFF is not an independent body as many other FA’s in the World, especially as Mr. Sunday Dare is an ignorant sports minister.
        Also people are saying that Amaju Pinnick is wrong and is corrupt.

        Please let us know from the past NFA Chairmen who was as passionate as Pininck.
        I ask this because I personally have been in a meeting with NFA Chairman and others.
        In fact Ahmed Sani Toro was in that meeting and all I saw in that meeting was how they were reducing peoples budget but Sani Toro left the budget submitted by his son.

        No other NFA Chairman has been as passionate and respectful as Pinnick.

        Leave that matter alone.

  • Dr Banks 3 years ago

    SE training in Douala, Cameroon, guys see better pitch oooo……………I just can’t fathom why we can’t boast of such a standard pitch in the whole of Nigeria, the so called giant of Africa. Even the Uyo stadium pitch that everybody clamour for is very sub-standard


    • Charles 3 years ago

      But why can’t Nigeria build standard Stadium, why can’t the governments make us happy for once even though they keep looting funds and stocking them overseas, NFF should do something because they aren’t blind to see our stadium is like farm

  • Charles 3 years ago

    Real Madrid is the most useless team in history and the world because they lost at home to sheriff tiraspol, some people doesn’t know soccer but all they know is to talk rubbish, yes we lost which is good and wake up call for us, Nigeria played very well but we lose so many goals, thats why it’s called football. Going away to CAR now, I promise you they won’t see draw at their home ground because super eagles is angry about that lost. people should notice CAR played with almost 8 defenders infront of their keeper, they defended till last minutes. Useless fans shouldn’t away tomorrow’s match. Plus our pitch, stadium is super trash

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