Nigeria and Uganda battled to a zero-zero attract Tuesday’s pleasant on the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba because the Tremendous Eagles’ underwhelming current report towards the Cranes continues.
The East Africans have now prolonged their undefeated streak towards Nigeria to three matches after holding the Eagles to solely the second goalless draw of Gernot Rohr’s tenure.
Nigeria made six modifications to the aspect that secured qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on the weekend, and it was one of many new faces, Mikel Agu, who twice got here shut to successful the competition late on.
Nevertheless, the midfielder might solely ship his efforts astray to sum up a irritating night for the three-time African champions.
The makeshift central-defensive pairing of Semi Ajayi and John Ogu have been virtually made to pay for some sloppy defending within the 11th minute, as Derrick Nsibambi capitalised on the shortage of communication.
He might solely flick the ball over Daniel Akpeyi’s purpose as an opportunity went begging for the guests.
The Eagles struggled for any sustained interval of possession within the opposition half and on the few events they did assert themselves over the Cranes, debutant Samuel Chukwueze regarded most certainly to present the lacking inspiration.
The wideman confirmed glimpses of his brilliance, however house supporters will hope that there is extra to come from him.
Regardless of the introduction of Samuel Kalu and Isaac Success on the interval, which ought to have added extra bit to the assault, Nigeria failed to threaten Jamal Magooa within the opposition purpose.
The result ensures Nigeria finish 2018 on a six-recreation unbeaten run for the reason that World Cup.