As Nigeria Super eagles play against the Lions of Cameroon today, Nigeria Super Eagles coach Gernot Rorh is already scared of losing and seems not to have recovered from the loss to Madagascar.
The Super Eagles were beaten by underdogs Madagascar in their last group game after a defensive lapse from centre-back Leon Balogun.
The result saw the Super Eagles finish second in Group B and set up a meeting with rivals Cameroon in Alexandria.
Rorh expressed worries, saying “I hope we won’t have individual errors again that will cost us,” said Rohr.
He said the match against Madagascar was disappointing, adding “but we and the fans have learned to be humble”.
“There were changes in the team to play some players and keep them in the rhythm of the competition, but now the best team have to start against Cameroon to make Nigeria proud,” he said.
The two countries have had a long history of vying for dominance in the African game and Rohr says his side are hopeful of finding Cameroon’s “weak points” despite missing injured captain John Obi Mikel.
Meanwhile, Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf wants forward Karl Toko Ekambi to rediscover his La Liga form against Nigeria.
Ekambi, who scored the most league goals at Villarreal last season (10), has failed to find the net for the Indomitable Lions in three group matches.
Nigeria will return home shamefully if they fail to beat Cameroon in their first knock out match today by 5PM and the Super eagles coach job might be on the line.