Head coach of Congo DR Florent Ibenge says his team did not aim to beat Nigeria in a friendly between both sides on Monday in Port Harcourt.
“We did not come to win the Super Eagles of Nigeria but to give her a good match that could prepare the team well for the World Cup in Russia,” he told NAN.
“We came to give the Super Eagle a good match to prepare and strengthen her for the World Cup.
“Nigeria has a good team and it was necessary to play a good game to put the team in a good shape for the World Cup.”
On his part, coach of the Nigerian side Gernot Rohr said his players did well even though some of them just came in from China.
“We didn’t win the match but it was an interesting test for everybody, especially for some players we did not know so well and I am satisfied with their performance,” he said.
“We did not have the profile I saw in the center-forward but now we have found it.
“In this game we also saw that we have some problems with our full back, we will work on it, as we have few days to be ready.”
According to Rohr, Victor Moses, Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo will feature in the friendly with England on 2 June in London.