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Chukwu hails Eagles draw

Former Nigerian manager Christian Chukwu has described as a good result the Super Eagles’ draw against the African champions, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, in Yaoundé.

The Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by the Cameroonians in Monday’s 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier at the Stade Omnisports Ahmadou Ahidjo.

The Nigerians opened their score in the 30th minute through forward Simon Moses while the Cameroonians levelled scores from the penalty spot by their talisman, Vincent Aboubacar.

Chukwu said he expected a huge fight back from the African champions in their backyard after the 0-4 humbling at the hands of the Nigerians in Uyo on Friday.

“The 1-1 draw against Cameroon in Yaoundé is not a bad result. I must say a big congratulations to the Super Eagles.

“The Eagles did everything well in the encounter. At least the Cameroonians’ equalising goal came from the penalty spot.

“Of course, nobody would have expected another massacre from Cameroon after the massive four unreplied loss to the Eagles on Friday in Uyo.

“I expected a fight back from them and that was what happened. At least they proved themselves as African champions.

“It’s wholly a good result as we just have to beat Zambia in Nigeria to cement our ticket to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

“The team is compact, we just have to continue building up by keeping the squad together and engaging them in more quality friendly matches.

“I tell you that team is quite good and will be ready to take on the world in Russia,” said the former Nigerian strongman to supersport.com.

Nigeria further firm their grip on the summit of Group B on 10 points, six behind closest challengers Zambia while Cameroon move to the third spot on three points with Algeria at the base on one point.

The Eagles have two matches to play against the Southern African side, Zambia, and Algeria to confirm their ticket for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.


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