In the second friendly game scheduled for the international break, the Super Eagles outwitted and tamed the Indomitable Lions in Belgium, with the scoreline ending 3-0 in favour of the Nigerians.
1. Can we play Cameroun every week but the AFCON final?
Last night’s encounter was the 20th time the two West African nations have met with Nigeria showing her domination with 8 wins as against Cameroun’s 4.
Amazingly though, of the Indomitable Lions’ 4 wins, three of them have been in the final of the AFCON. It appears that the Lions always find the extra motivation when a major cup is within grasp.
2. Mikel Obi is Sunday Oliseh key man
Against Congo Mikel was the sole shining light in a disappointing team performance that ended in defeat. Whatever Oliseh did or said to the Chelsea midfielder is working wonders as he once again produced another eye-catching display that included the assist that led to Efe Ambrose goal.
3. What’s Ambrose smoking in Celtic?
Talking of Efe, on his day, he is a disciplined, solid defender who can play both as a fullback and centerback. On his day.
The last game Ambrose played for Celtic in the Champions League, he was a disaster, personally responsible for two of the goals his team conceded in a home loss.
4. Ikeme is looking solid
But Carl has handled the pressure pretty well so far.
He was again impressive against Cameroun making a few fine saves and grabbing the chance he’s been given with both hands.
5. Emenike shouldn’t be starting games