Sunday Jun 06, 2021. 17:00
Former Katsande United coach Henry Makinwa says there is no cause for alarm after Nigeria’s defeat to Cameroon in Friday’s international friendly.
The Super Eagles saw their five-match unbeaten run across all competitions come to an end when they lost 1-0 to the Indomitable Lions at the Wiener Neustadt Stadium in Austria.
Makinwa, who is a UEFA pro-licensed coach, explained that there are positives that can be taken from the defeat to the 2017 African champions.
“No cause for alarm because defeat is a possibility in football. Now that we ended up on the losing side, it should be taken as a loss as nothing more,” Makinwa told Goal.
“Before the game against Cameroon, it was obvious that Nigeria could not use all their players due to injuries, logistic reasons and maybe restrictions on travelling due to Covid-19.”
The former Vitoria Setubal and Rapid Bucuresti forward stated that Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr knows what to do in order to improve the team.
“The changes to be made are known only to the head coach because he knows exactly what went wrong [in the first leg] and the immediate solution,” he continued.
“People can speculate from outside, but the stakeholders know what the next step is. “All I want to implore Nigerians to do is keep supporting the boys before, during and after the next game. Up Super Eagles!”
Nigeria will now take on Mexico in another international friendly at the United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the USA on Monday.