Our defeat in Nigeria was a mistake – Cameroon Coach warns Super Eagles ahead of clash today
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos has insisted that his team’s 4-0 loss in Nigeria was a fluke, adding that the African champions will now give their best and play for national pride when both teams clash again in Yaounde today.
The Indomitable Lions took the game to their hosts on Friday but after Odion Ighalo scored the first goal in the 29th minute, Nigeria gained in confidence to run away 4-0 winners in Uyo.
Broos said he did not have his full team in Nigeria.
“Our defeat in Nigeria was a mistake. And we did not have the full complement of our team,” the Belgian coach lamented.
“We will give our best in tomorrow’s game and play for pride.
“I expect a difficult game, but we are ready.”
Nigeria hammered African champions Cameroon Friday to virtually seal a 2018 World Cup place.
Current and former Chelsea midfielders Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored one goal and created another as Nigeria overwhelmed Cameroon.
The return of Moses and Mikel to the "Super Eagles" line-up coincided with the best Nigerian performance for years as they crushed the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winners.
It was a record-equalling winning margin for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier and the heaviest defeat suffered by Cameroon in an African eliminator.
Nigeria can take an uncatchable lead in the "group of death" if they win in Cameroon this Monday -- provided Zambia and Algeria draw in Lusaka Saturday.