October 18, 2021

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Ahmed Musa, Francis Uzoho, Ozornwafor to start Super Eagles 2nd friendly match against Cameroon

Super Eagles of Nigeria will once again file out for yet another friendly match against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon

– Coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed that captain Ahmed Musa will start the game alongside goalkeeper Francis Uzoho

– Although Rohr has stated that victory is not the main priority of his team, anything short of victory will put the manager under fire back home

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are now condemned to win their second friendly encounter against Cameroon having lost to the Indomitable Lions four days earlier.

Captain of the side Ahmed Musa is expected to start Tuesday’s encounter as Gernot Rohr’s side are now under pressure to win the game.

Complete Sports are reporting that goalkeeper Francis Uzoho will start in the second game as well as new invitee Valentine Ozornwafor.

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Ahmed Musa, Francis Uzoho, Ozornwafor to Start Super Eagles 2nd Friendly Match Against Cameroon
Super Eagles players celebrate a goal.
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Coach Gernot Rohr is making a tactical change to his squad ahead of the encounter and confirmed that the three stars will be in the starting line-up for the showdown.

He said:

“There will be some changes in the team, Francis Uzoho will be in goal, (Ahmed) Musa will start because he is fit, we lost Troost-Ekong so Valentine (Ozornwafor) will come in for the first time.

“There matches are made to test some players who have not played so much and also to have new organization maybe try something different and we want to win it also because we have never won in Austria after four games.“

Rohr went on to state that winning the game is not the priority of his team but what the new players can offer.

Meanwhile, Oghenekaro Etebo was spotted making jest of Super Eagles teammate Francis Uzoho while in camp for the double-header against Cameroon.

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The three-time African African champions lost to the Indomitable Lions by 1-0 in Austria as the team are preparing for the second game against their West African neighbours.

But that aside, the players are currently gearing up for the reverse fixture as everyone seem to be relaxed for fixture on Tuesday, June 8.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria will miss the services of William Troost-Ekong and Jamilu Collins when they clash with Cameroon.

Although Collins was on the pitch for the entirety of the game, Ekong was however replaced by debutant Valentine Ozornwafor towards the end of the game.

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s lone goal in the 37th-minute strike was all Cameroon needed to avenge their defeat to Nigeria at the 2019 AFCON championship in Egypt.

Source: Legit