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Cameroon coach Finke blasts players over loss to Nigeria

13 October 2015, 13:25

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 Emmanuel Emenike.

Also read: Finke: Assou-Ekotto’s action unimaginable

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 Mikel's free-kick.

Thing got worse for Cameroon a minute into the second half, captain Sebastien Siani picked up his second yellow card after diving in on Igboun.

Nigeria duly extended their lead on the hour mark, Simon slaloming through Cameroon's defence before lashing a finish into the bottom-right corner.

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.

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