Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem says the mood in camp was one of hurt after the Eagles were edged by Cameroon in the first leg of their friendly encounter last Friday.
Awaziem revealed the loss, courtesy of Andre Anguissa’s winner was not what the players had envisaged but maintained the match was a good test for the players nonetheless.
“It was a good test for us because we have a bigger test ahead of us so the game was a good test for us but the problem was that we lost the game which we don’t like and which everyone is not happy about,” he told NFF media following Monday’s training session. “But we know everyone gave his best to make sure we had a victory or a draw but we lost but I think it was a good test, we everyone could see the ability of everyone and know how to prepare for the World Cup [qualifiers].”
The loss was Nigeria’s first to Cameroon in 21 years but the Eagles will have another opportunity to avenge the defeat and set things right when they clash again on Tuesday at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
Awaziem is sure to start the 4 pm kickoff and the Boavista defender assures that he is ready together with his teammates to lead Nigeria to victory.
“Definitely, I’m well prepared, I’m hoping to have a good game to help the team get the victory. We also want to win because it would help our confidence and it would help the coach also to build his team. All the players are well prepared for the game.”