Nigeria's Super Eagles were forced to a 1-1 draw on Thursday, March 23, 2017 by the Teranga Lions of Senegal in an international friendly games that was decided at the Hive stadium in London.
Despite the Super Eagles' dominanace in the game, Moussa Sow's second half goal would have condemned Nigeria to a defeat in London, but Kelechi Iheanacho's penalty at the death saved the Eagles from a defeat.
Here we look at 4 things that prevented Nigeria from getting a win in the match.
1. Iheanacho's lack of playing time is affecting his confidence
Lack of active playing time this season in the Premier League really affected Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho as he missed numerous chances which would have resulted to goals for the Super Eagles.
Kelechi was the major culprit in this tie as he could not make use of all the chances that came his ways, but he redeemed himself at the death scoring the equalizing goal for Nigeria via a penalty.
2. Mikel's absense
Super Eagles really missed their captain Mikel Obi in this encounter as the former Chelsea star would have been of great help in the Nigeria's midfield which lack cordination and allowed the Senegalese to penetrate.
Mikel opt out of the game due to the new football League season which just began in the Chinese Super League where he currently plays.
3. Moses would have been of help
Chelsea striker Victor Moses would have been of great help for the Super Eagles against the Teranga Lions of Senegal, but injury prevented the former Liverpool player from featuring.
Considering his sparkling form this season for the Blues, Moses would have made use of all the chances missed by Kelechi Iheanacho.
4. Onazi's injury
The injury sustained by Trabzonspor defensive midfileder Ogenyi Onazi was disastrous for the Super Eagles as he was replaced by John Ogu who failed to create a major impact in the encounter.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr must start looking for another versatile defensive midfielder who will rise up to the occassion when it matters.