Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that his players have been practising penalties ahead of their Round-of-16 tie against Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.
Nigeria have only found the back of the net twice so far into the tournament. This was during their first two fixtures against Burundi and Guinea.
The Indomitable Lions have been resilient in defence in Egypt, having not conceded any goal in all their three matches played.
Rohr, feeling that both sides might cancel each other out in Alexandria, has instructed his players to work on spot kicks in training.
“We are practising penalties but we hope it doesn’t come to that.
“Cameroon are defending champions and they’ve got a very good team. We are not favourites,” Rohr told a press conference on Friday.
The clash kicks off 5pm West African time.
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