Super Eagles will be much changed as they head into their Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie with reigning champions Cameroon, according to coach Gernot Rohr.
The Super Eagles slipped to a surprise 2-0 defeat to Barea in their final Group B game, with the AFCON debutants finishing top of the pool.
Rohr who made five changes to the side in the loss to Madagascar added Nigeria can use the defeat as extra motivation ahead of Saturday’s encounter in Alexandria.
“The match against Madagascar was a little deception, but we and the fans have learnt to be humble,” Rohr said at a World Press Conference attended by Futbalgalore.com.
“The loss was a lesson we’ll all learn from. I trust my team. We’ll prove to Nigerian fans that the last game was just a mistake.
“There were changes in the team to play some players and keep them in the rhythm of the competition, but now the best team have to start against Cameroon to do their best and make Nigeria proud.”