NFF President Amaju Pinnick has challenged the Super Eagles to dust up themselves and approach Sunday’s friendly against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon with the determination to come out victorious.
The Eagles were far from impressive in Thursday’s outing against DR Congo and while the NFF President posited that the Leopards are presently better ranked than the Eagles, no excuse would be tenable going forward in Sunday’s game with the Cameroon national team.
Pinnick, who watched the game in company with NFF Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, told the players in the dressing room after the match to forget whatever issues had arisen in the camp over the past few days and attack the Indomitable Lions with passion.
“There is no time for us to dwell on this defeat. We were not at the last Africa Cup of Nations finals, but the Congolese were there and finished the tournament as bronze medal –winners.
“It is not an excuse to lose to them but it is a fact. However, I have no doubt in your ability to turn things around when we play Cameroon on Sunday. That means you need to put this defeat behind you and focus hard on Sunday’s match.”
First half goals by Dieumerci Mbokani and Jordan Nkololo gave the Leopards a 2-0 win over the Super Eagles in Vise, Belgium on Thursday.