27 June 2017

Nigeria: Don't Take Indomitable Lions' Clash for Granted, Obuh Warns Eagles

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Super Eagles' Michael Obi and Indomitable Lions' Benjamin Moukandjo (file photo).

Former Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh has urged Super Eagles' handlers not to go to sleep following Cameroon's poor showing at the FIFA Confederations Cup.

The African champions were sent packing on Sunday after losing to Germany 3-1. They also lost to Chile 2-0 and drew 1-1 against Australia in their previous games, but Obuh stated that the Cameroon team has had the advantage ahead of the crucial African World Cup group B qualifiers with their participation at the Confederations Cup.

The Super Eagles need at least four points from the back-to-back games against the Indomitable Lions in August and September respectively, to seal up qualification for the 2018 World Cup. However, Obuh said it will be a tough call. He implored Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to get the right mix of players and put them in shape for the crucial encounter.

"I believe that the Eagles can get good results from the double header if our team is tactically disciplined.

"We need our best legs and should have control of the midfield effectively while committing their Cameroon plays with raw strength which we cannot match but only a tactically disciplined side can get them to fall," Obuh said.

"No doubt, Nigerians would still be thinking of the Eagles' 0-2 loss to South Africa but I think the Confederations Cup has provided the technical crew a good opportunity to study the Cameroon side, though no two matches are the same."

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