Ahmed Musa, captain of the Super Eagles, threw the armband on the pitch, as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Cameroon in Tuesday’s international friendly.
This happened at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt with just 10 minutes left.
Nigeria head coach, Gernot Rohr decided to replace Musa with Anaya Iwuala. Musa took off the armband and instead of handing it over to Abdullahi Shehu who was closer to him, he threw it on the field and jogged off.
Nigeria headed into the encounter on the back of their 1-0 defeat to the Indomitable Lions and in an effort to avoid a second consecutive loss, Gernot Rohr named a strong squad for the encounter.
Rohr’s men play Mexico next in another international friendly on July 4.
The games have been put together as part of Nigeria’s preparation for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde Islands in August and September, respectively.