ALEXANDRIA – Cutting out individual errors will be a priority for Nigeria when they take on holders Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations in Alexandria on Saturday, coach Gernot Rohr said on the eve of the last-16 match.
A defensive lapse from centre back Leon Balogun saw Nigeria concede early and go on to be upset 2-0 by Madagascar in their last group game.
It was result that relegated Nigeria to second place in the group and effectively set up a meeting with their neighbours and arch rivals in the first knockout round.
"I'm scared of us committing individual errors and I hope we won’t have individual errors again tomorrow that will cost us,” said Rohr, who is hoping the hiccup against the Malagasy might yet turn out to be a positive.
"The match against Madagascar was a little deception but we and the fans have learnt to be humble."