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Commendation For Super Eagles As They Hold Cameroon To Draw

Some Football enthusiasts on Tuesday hailed the performance of the Super Eagles, despite playing out a 1-1 draw against Cameroon in Monday’s return leg match of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Yaounde.

 

Newsmen report that the Super Eagles who hammered the Cameroonians 4-0 in the first leg in Uyo on Friday, ensured they picked a point in Yaounde where the home side held them to a 1-1 draw on Monday. The football enthusiasts, who spoke to journalists, noted that the Super Eagles’ overall performance was impressive and deserved commendation.

 

Coach Emmanuel Iorsar of Lobi Stars said, even though the Super Eagles were routing for a win, a drawn game was still a perfect result against the five-time African champions on home soil. “I must say I am very proud of the Coach Gernot Rohr-led team as they held their own and ensured that they came out with a point. The Super Eagles might be a bit disappointed with not getting a win after conceding late in the second half from a penalty. But they must take solace in the fact that the Indomitable Lions have not lost in that stadium in more than 50 years. With that long unbeaten run, the Cameroonians did everything they could to keep their record,” he said.

 

The Head Coach of Abia Warriors, Abullahi Biffo, said the Super Eagles played as a team, adding that Captain Mikel Obi was in command and kept them firmly together. “I was so impressed with the way the Super Eagles went about the second leg and were not afraid to attack their opponents even at their own backyard. Mikel also brought so much stability, composure and calm to the team that is so unheralded and his absence was really felt in the later stages of the match after he was substituted. Kudos to  the boys for going home with a point. It wasn’t an easy feat, I must confess.”

 

Former Chief Coach of Heartland of Owerri, Chijioke Osuagwu, said the boys gave a good account of themselves over both legs, noting however that they were still a lot of room for improvement before the World Cup proper. “Well done to the Super Eagles for putting up a good performance and edging close to a World Cup ticket,” he said.

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