CHAN Eagles were held to a goalless draw by Cameroon in an international friendly played on Wednesday night in Rabat.
The game took place at the Moulay El Hassan Stadium.
It was the Indomitable Lions who first found their rhythm forcing goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa to pull early saves.
Eagles were playing square balls and back passes, were very slow when attacking, compared to the quick breaks of Cameroon.
Rabiu Ali played three raking passes that let in Anthony Okpotu, but he was slow to react to one, as a defender robbed him of the ball once as he was squaring up to shoot.
After the break, coach Yusuf Salisu fortified his attack with Ibrahim Mustapha, Sunday Faleye and Emeka Ogbuh coming on.
Faleye seemed the most dangerous, but the defense of Cameroon made rubbish his attempt in the 64th minute.
Salisu shifted focus to the midfield, and pulled out Rabiu Ali for Ekundayo Ojo in the 70th minute.
Entering into the 75th minute, both sides now approached the game in a slow pace, looking tired.
Cameroon almost snatched the winner in the dying moments but substitute goal tender Oladele Ajiboye showed quality with a massive save.
The Eagles will open their 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) campaign against Rwanda.
They will take on Rwanda lllll(hosts of the last edition of the competition two years ago) at the Stade Ibn Batouta on Monday, 15th January, starting from 7.30pm (8.30pm Nigeria time), before games against Libya at the same venue on Friday, 19th January (starting from 4.30pm; 5.30pm Nigeria time) and Equatorial Guinea in Agadir on Tuesday, 23rd January (starting 7pm Morocco time; 8pm Nigeria time).
How The CHAN Eagles Lined Up: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Oladele Ajiboye 49′), Osas Okoro (Ifeanyi Nweke 67′), Daniel Itodo (Ikouwem Utin 80′, Orji Okogbue (Timothy Danladi 83′), Musa Abdullahi, Emeka Atuloma (Stephen Eze 56′), Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Nura Mohammed 90′), Rabiu Ali (Ekundayo Ojo 70′), Austine Oladapo (Ibrahim Mustapha 54′), Anthony Okpotu (Sunday Faleye 56′), Gabriel Okechukwu (Emeka Ogbuh 56′)
Subs Not Used: Theophilus Afelokhai, Daniel James, Eneji Moses