Nigeria vs DR Congo: Simy, Lokosa make Super Eagles debut

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Gernot Rohr handed out a first Super Eagles appearance to two new players.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr gave forwards Simeon Nwankwo and Junior Lokosa their debut appearance as Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw by DR Congo in an international friendly game played on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Both Simy and Lokosa started the game against the Leopards of DR Congo.

Simy who plays for Crotone in the Italian Serie A  spear headed the Eagles attack and was a constant threat to the DR Congo defense.

Lokosa who plays for Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) side Kano Pillars was also on from the start but was replaced by Ahmed Musa in the 71st minute of the encounter while Simy played all 90 minutes.

 

The Super Eagles took the lead in the encounter through  William Troost Ekong in the 13th minute, but were unable to wrap up the result as Cédric Ngulubi Kilua converted a penalty to equalise after Ola Aina brought down a DR Congo player in the box.

Both Simy and Lokosa will now look towards adding more caps when the Super Eagles take on the Three Lions of England in their next friendly encounter on Saturday, June 2.

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