Commissioner Tasks Super Eagles On Standard
- Author: Stacy Allen Sep 04, 2017,
Sep 04, 2017, 11:11
"I expect a hard game, but we are ready".
Cameroon's Belgian coach Hugo Broos admitted Nigeria deserved the win.
The result left Cameroon a full seven points adrift of group leaders Nigeria, who are the clear favourites to secure a place in the Russian Federation 2018 field.
The result means Ghana stay third in Group E with just two points from three matches, while it was a first point of the campaign for Congo.
Okala, who was a former Super Eagles Goalkeeper Trainer, gave the advice while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Enugu. The team is expected to immediately jet out for the second leg cracker against Cameroon at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Monday, 4 September in Yaounde, Cameroon.
"But we have to defend our honour". I do not think that is possible. "If the players have the same attitude I have, we will fight to beat Nigeria on Monday", he vowed.
Before their first leg with Cameroon, Solomon Dalung, sports minister, had announced a cash reward of five million naira for each goal scored by the players.
Mikel himself then made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute, shooting into the roof of the Cameroon goal after Ighalo deftly allowed Victor Moses' corner-kick to reach him.
The Belgian said before the match that the "Indomitable Lions" needed to take at least four points off Nigeria to have a realistic chance of topping the table and qualifying.
Perhaps, substitute Iheanacho failed to read the script that the Eagles were playing the African champions, and chose to head the fourth from a sublime Ogenyi Onazi pull -out with 13 minutes left. The Lions were in charge for the first 20 minutes. The spirits of the Eagles awoke after an offside goal at the 24 minute.