The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles, will be heading to the World Cup in Russia with their heads bowed as they were beaten in their final test game on Wednesday.
After losing to England 2-1 at Wembley last time out, expectations were high that the Super Eagles should be able to handle a Czech Republic team that was beaten 4-0 by Australia in their own last outing.
That, however, was not the case on Wednesday as the Super Eagles were beaten 1-0 by their opponents.
Despite fielding a strong starting XI which could pass for what might obtain in the opening group game against Croatia in 10 days’ time, the Super Eagles fell behind to Czech Republic in the 25th minute.
Tomas Kalas was the goal scorer for the Czechs and Nigeria could not find her way back into the game despite the flurry of chances that came their way.
It is now the fourth game in a row that the Super Eagles have failed to get a win.
The last victory for Gernot Rohr’s men was against Poland before losing against Serbia, England and forcing a draw against Congo DR.