We needed hard Senegal for physical Cameroon – Rohr
Super Eagles coach Gernor Rohr is very certain that the Senegalese were the right people to play against in preparation for the match against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. Nigeria and Cameroon will square up in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier first in August in Uyo and then four days later in Yaoundé reports Extrasportsnigeria.com.
Rohr who spoke in London after the game that ended 1-1 at The Hive in London said the Senegalese have given Eagles players an idea on what to expect when they file out against Cameroon later in the year. He told reporters after the game that the Senegalese were picked for the friendly because they had a similar play style to the Cameroonians well known for their physical play.
He said, “We chose Senegal to prepare us for a physical Cameroon. We don’t have the power of Senegal but we are learning and getting there.”
He added that it was too early to define the level of injury sustained by Ogenyi Onazi who had to be replaced by John Ogu.
“He (Onazi) suffered a serious back injury. He’ll have a scan to ascertain the extent of his injury. We’ll observe Musa too.”
Eagles came from a goal scored by Moussa Sow in the 53rd minute to hold Senegal to a 1-1 draw after Kelechi Iheanacho equalized via a penalty kick in the 82nd minute.
Also Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi was named the Man-of-the-Match for his spectacular display in friendly match.
Spectators and journalists who watched the game selected the former Racing Genk midfielder as the most spectacular in their review of the match. It was his seventh cap for Nigeria.
Eagles next face Burkina Faso on Monday at the same place time.