Nigeria Football Federation, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick has urged the Super Eagles to forget their 2-0 defeat to DR Congo and step up their game against Cameroon.
Goals from Dieumerci Mbokani and Jordan Nkololo were all the Leopards needed to cage the Eagles who put up a lackadaisical display Stade de la Cité de l’Oie, Visé.
Pinnick who watched the game told the players to shake off their defeat against Florent Ibengé’s men and focus on beating the Indomitable Lions today.
“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,” Pinnick addressed the players.
“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 today.
“That means you need to put this defeat behind you and focus hard on Sunday’s (today) match. A lot has happened in the past couple of days, but the important thing is that the NFF will always be there for the team.
“A football team is like a family, and the Head Coach is like the father. I enjoin each one of you to work with the coaches and abide by his instructions so that we can become better and stronger.
“On our part, we will continue to work hard to get friendly matches for you so that the team can bond better and achieve telepathy on the field. Our commitment to taking Nigeria football to heights never previously attained is unshaken,” he concluded.
Nigeria face Cameroon for the first time in 11 years in Brussels’ Edmond Machtens Stadium.

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