Home Eagles Draw With Cameroon In CHAN Warm-Up Game

Home Eagles Draw With Cameroon In CHAN Warm-Up Game

By James Agberebi: Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles and Cameroon played a 0-0 draw in a tune-up game in Rabat, Morocco on Wednesday night ahead of the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) taking place in Morocco.

The Indomitable Lions bossed the early part of the first half despite it being a cagey affair.

In the 23rd minute, Cameroon’s early edge in the game was almost rewarded but goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa made a brilliant one-on-one save after the Eagles defence was sliced open.

The Eagles gradually started getting back into the game and thought they had taken the lead on 40 minutes but Gabriel Okechukwu’s effort was flagged off for offside.

The second half saw the Eagles make a host of changes which with Ezenwa going off for Dele Ajiboye among the changes.

The second-half was not different as both teams found it difficult to break the deadlock.

And in the last minutes of the game Ajiboye made a finger tip save from a header off a corner to keep the score at 0-0.

The 2018 CHAN will be held from January 13 to February 4.

The Eagles are in Group C alongside Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea and 2014 CHAN winners Libya.

Cameroon are in Group D with Angola, Burkina Faso and Congo.

COMMENTS

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  • vincent Onuigwe 9 months ago

    ITS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE FROM THIS TOURNAMENT ?

    • Paschal 9 months ago

      Yes oh my brother. I doubt if Nigeria will go far in the tournament. Reasons are very obvious: There is too much brain drain in our league. Every player who stands out in our league every season never plays in the same league the following season. Now we have our talented players roaming about all over Slovakia, Iran, Sudan, Finland and all kinds of funny places where they have now become anonymous. Where are quality players like Gbolahan Salami, Chisom Chikatara, Steven Odey, Egwuekwe, Ifeanyi Mathew, Godwin Saviour, Chisom Egbuchulam etc? These are boys who can win CHAN for us even with one eye closed. Sadly, we cant blame them for running away.They have families to feed. May God help us so that our league can improve and our players can stay at home. Amen.

      • kingsley 9 months ago

        Pascal you made a lot of sense, God bless you. you have said it all