The Super Eagles intensified preparations to challenge for a fourth Afcon title in Cameroon with a victory on Friday
Nigeria defeated Cameroonian top-flight champions Coton Sport 2-0 in their final preparatory match ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
A goal in each half of the encounter that was held behind closed doors on the practice pitch of the Roumde Adjia Stadium boosted the preparations of Austin Eguavoen’s men before they face Egypt in their opening Group D match on Tuesday.
Ahmed Musa opened the scoring for the Super Eagles in the first half before Samuel Chukwueze doubled their lead to seal the win in the second 45 minutes.
Friday’s match was the only and final practice match Nigeria played after they were initially camped in Abuja before moving to the city of Garoua for their Afcon campaign on Wednesday.
Interim coach Eguavoen fielded two teams for each half of the game and he assessed their performances as ‘impressive’ ahead of their group stage outings in the same city.
“We played with two sets of teams, the first-half required the first 11 players and another 11 players in the second half just to see how they fare and cope with the weather condition,” Eguavoen told NFF TV.
“I tell you we struggled a little bit with the weather but in terms of ball possession and movement, I think we’re very impressed, only this game but it is a very good thing for us.
“They did very well, it is a little bit difficult to compare both teams now, it is only by names. We missed a couple of chances and we scored only a goal, the second goal came after missing a couple of chances as well so the result is Nigeria 2 Coton Sport 0.