Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has claimed the team missed the duo of Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi, as they lost 1-0 to Central African Republic in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
Despite dominating play against the Wild Beasts, Nigeria suffered a shock defeat at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Karl Namnganda’s 90th-minute effort proved to be the winner, as CAR claimed their first points of the series.
“The players are still disappointed in the dressing room and still not understanding why we could lose this match.
“When we analyzed it, we dominated possession of the ball, we had several opportunities to score but we did not score and very often in football, there was a counter and our opponents scored.
“Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, we lost. We had the opportunity to score but we couldn’t.
“We have to recover, and we have to make some changes in the team. We missed the creativity of Iwobi, we also missed Ndidi so much.
“It was not easy for [Frank] Onyeka and a first-timer [Taiwo] Awoniyi to come in this team,” Rohr told Goal.
Rohr names two players Super Eagles missed in 1-0 defeat to Central African Republic