The Super Eagles of Nigeria were held to a goalless draw by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in an international friendly on Tuesday.
Both teams had played four days ago at the same venue, with the Cameroonians coming out on top by securing a 1-0 victory.
The Eagles were hoping to revenge the defeat in the Tuesday encounter, but failed to convert their many chances at the Wiener Neustradt Stadium in Vienna.
Manager Gernot Rohr made a number of changes from Friday’s lineup, with captain Ahmed Musa and goalkeeper Francis Uzoho starting, and defender Valentine Ozorwanfor pairing with Chidozie Awaziem in central defence.
Cameroon dominated early in the encounter as the Eagles struggled to gain a foothold on the game. Terem Moffi would later replace Paul Onuachu as the manager attempted to add more firepower to his attack.
But it was Kelechi Iheanacho who missed Nigeria’s best scoring chance in the 77th minute when he fired from an Alex Iwobi pass but his shot was saved by the goalkeeper.
The result means Rohr’s men have now played seven international friendlies without a win, having last won a friendly game in March 2019 against Egypt in Asaba.
The Eagles will hope to find their scoring boots when they face Mexico in their next friendly encounter on 4 July in the United States.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
FEATURES: Rise in Monkeypox infection troubling Nigeria’s rural population
In this features, KELECHUKWU IRUOMA goes into the rural communities of Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria to uncover the plight of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities groan as erosion washes away roads, property
For a number of years communities in Ilorin South LGA of Kwara State have had to live with the menace...
SPECIAL REPORT: Lack of legal provisions, cultural sentiments fueling marital r*pe in Nigeria
By Arinze Chijioke In the early days of Sandra Izuckukwu’s marriage in 2019, her husband, Sunday Izuchukwu, did everything she...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (IV): Surviving in a dangerous media environment
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019 and 2020. For six...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (III): Precious Owolabi was killed covering a protest
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian...