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NIGERIA-BRAZIL 1-1 DRAW: GERNOT ROHR POINTS OUT THE NEGATIVE

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has lauded the performance of the team after the 1-1 draw against Brazil on Sunday in Singapore, pointing out goalkeeper Uzoho’s injury as the only negative of the encounter

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Brazil which fielded world stars like Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Ederson Dani Alves, Casemiro and Neymar had to come from behind to secure 1-1 draw against the Super Eagles.

New boy, Joseph Aribo scored his second goal in his second game for Nigeria to put them ahead in the game, before Real Madrid Midfielder Casemiro leveled to savour a draw for the Samba Boys

Speaking in an interview, Rohr said, “This result is a good confidence booster for the team. We now have to prepare for the more competitive games next month.

“I am happy we stayed organized even when the Brazilians mounted a lot of pressure on us in the second half. The only negative thing is the injury to Francis Uzoho,” the Franco-German said.

The team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran has confirmed that goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, who horribly twisted his leg as he went for the ball from a corner kick, will be out for about six months,

Nigeria host Benin Republic on 14th November in the opening day of the 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign. On 19th November, they will take Lesotho for a matchday two action.

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