Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos has said the Indomitable Lions 2018 World Cup dream is over.
Nigeria spanked their counterpart Cameroon 4-0 on Friday night at the Nest of Champions in Uyo in the 2018 World Cup qualifier matchday three encounter.
Odion Ighalo returned to the national team with the opening goal in the 29th minute, captain John Mikel Obi doubled the lead in the 43rd minute.
Two second half goals from Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho secured the
emphatic win for the Super Eagles.
The victory put Nigeria top of the table with 9 points from three match while Cameroon are second with two points.
Despite the second leg fixture coming up next week Monday in Yaoundé, the
Belgian coach said his team chances are not realistic.
“Nigeria had 9 points, we had three points maybe no more pressure after
this defeat. We have to defend on Monday and avoid such scoreline at home,
the game is not important anymore.
We need to win the next three games and
Nigeria must lose their next three games for us to have a chance and I’m not seeing that coming,” said Broos after the defeat.
“We were in charge of the first twenty five minutes of the game and the second half was good. Nigeria was better and faster than us, they were more determined after the South Africa defeat, Nigeria are the best team today.
“We were not relaxed, the second goal broke us late in the first half. Everyone was down, we could not fight after the third goal in the second half. It was a bad day for us and the entire team