Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has singled out midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi for praises after his side defeated Cameroon 3-2 on Saturday.
Concise News understands that Iwobi scored the winner in the round of 16 tie with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Speaking after the match, Rohr said their efforts in the second half eventually turned the game around.
”Just after the Madagascar match we had some few days, we didn’t want to lose this match, we wanted to finish first in the group and avoid a team like Cameroon, we could not,” the German said.
”We wanted to give competition to some of our players and I am very happy with the players that lost to Madagascar but could not participate today.
”In the second half, we tried to have a better organization in the midfield and also to believe still in the victory, players were disappointed at half-time but my young team did not give up and continued to fight.
”We had better organization in the midfield in the second half, I must say that we had two days more to prepare for the match, towards the end of the second half we had a little bit more fitness than them.”