Brussels - Cameroon manager Volker Finke believes his boys
were poor in the three-nil friendly loss to Nigeria at the Edmond
Machtens-Stadion on Sunday.
“We are all disappointed after doing brilliantly well in the
opening exchanges,” Finke said.
“We let ourselves down. We had the man power and should have
won against a team lacking in confidence.”
Determined to make amends for their 2-0 defeat to DR Congo
last time out, Sunday Oliseh's side came out strong this time round, with
Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa on form to deny both Sylvester Igboun and
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But Nigeria made their dominance count shortly before
half-time, Ambrose – who had gone close to scoring an own goal at the other end
with an over-hit back pass a few moments earlier – heading home from John Obi
Thing got worse for Cameroon a minute into the second half,
captain Sebastien Siani picked up his second yellow card after diving in on
Nigeria duly extended their lead on the hour mark, Simon
slaloming through Cameroon's defence before lashing a finish into the
Aboubakar thought he had pulled Cameroon back into
contention with 15 minutes remaining, but his strike was ruled out for offside.
It mattered little, however, with Watford forward Ighalo
coming off the bench to nod in a third late on.For
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