Jonathan Hails Super Eagles, 'You have Done Much To Unify Nigeria'

Wednesday, 06 Sep, 2017

Moses, and former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, were the best performers as the Super Eagles took a big step towards Russian Federation 2018.

They meet again in Yaounde on Monday, with Broos admitting there is nothing but pride at stake.

Cameroon's Belgian coach Hugo Broos admitted Nigeria deserved the win.

"The African Cup of Nations and Confederations Cup are over and all we are thinking about is [the game against Nigeria] and get the much-needed result".

"I am a good friend of the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, and I am happy that I am here in time to see you guys before take-off for Yaounde", he was quoted to have said.

"But we have to defend our honour".

"Tactically, mentally - things did not go well for us", he said of a side that qualified for the last three World Cups and reached the 2010 quarter-finals.

"But we will now need to win our next three matches and expect Nigeria to lose their next three games to stand any chance". I do not think that is possible.

Just before half-time, a corner from Moses was turned in by his former Chelsea team-mate Mikel Obi as he stabbed into the roof of the net from close range.

Iheanacho scored the fourth goal on Friday while Nwakaeme is waiting for his first cap.

Aka Udofia, a Nigerian businessman, has offered the Super Eagles $20,000 for each goal they score in Monday's second-leg qualifying cracker against Cameroon.

The Indomitable Lions took the game to Nigeria rather than sit back in their defence.

The second goal also came in on the 43rd minute when Mikel Obi was at the right time to connect a cross from Victor Moses on the right.