The Super Eagles managed a 1-1 draw with Cameroon away at Yaounde to take another step closer to qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Following their 4-0 win over the Indomitable Lions on Friday, September 1 in Uyo, the Super Eagles of Nigeria made sure they left Yaounde without a defeat.
These are five things we learnt from that game
1. Cameroon’s unbeaten run at the Stade Ahmadou Ayidjo Stadium in Yaounde
While the Super Eagles might be a little bit disappointed with not getting a win after conceding late in the second half from a penalty, they must take solace in the fact that the Indomitable Lions have not lost in that stadium in more than 50 years.
With that long unbeaten run, the Cameroonians did everything they could to keep their record.
2. Mikel Obi brings unheralded balance to Super Eagles
Mikel Obi looked tired in the second half which was why Gernot Rohr took him out for Mikel Agu, but the way the Super Eagles collapsed afterwards shows how Mikel Obi keeps them together.
Mikel brings so much stability, composure and calm to the Super Eagles that is so unheralded.
3. Victor Moses now loves defending
Thanks to Antonio Conte, Victor Moses now loves to defend. Since he was converted to a full-back at Chelsea, Moses is now fond of running back to cover for his full backs.
There was a moment in the second half where he tracked back to clear out a cross which was heading to a Cameroonian.
4. Ikechukwu Ezenwa still has a lot to learn
Ezenwa impressed in the first leg and also in the second leg, coming out with confidence to catch long balls from set pieces and late saves in the game.
But his moment of madness which caused a penalty that the Super Eagles conceded from, shows he still has a lot to learn.
5. Super Eagles need full-backs
With some much improvements seen in the Super Eagles, they still have full backs who are not playing at their level.
In the two legs against Cameroon, Shehu Abdullahi offered no attacking threat from the right while Elderson Echiejile had problems with even defending.
They didn’t do badly, but still not near the level their fellow teammates are playing in at the moment.