Reigning African Champions, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are hoping they can pick at least four points off Nigeria’s Super Eagles when both teams clash in crunch 2018 World Cup qualifiers starting in August.
Nigeria is to welcome Cameroon to Uyo on August 28, while the return leg match will be played on September 2 in Limbe.
According to Assistant Coach of the Cameroon senior national team, Sven Vandenbroeck,
“We will need at least four points against Nigeria,” Vandenbroeck said on a radio interview yesterday.
“They will be two difficult games.
“But August is still six months away, it’s a long way to go.”
The Belgian coach further revealed he watched the Eagles beat Algeria 3-1 in another World Cup qualifier in November.
“I watched Nigeria against Algeria. They are a good team, have talented players and play as a group,” he remarked of the Super Eagles under Gernot Rohr’s watch.
“I believe they were disappointed not to be at the AFCON,” observed the coach who assisted Hugo Broos to return the Lions to the summit of African football once more at the AFCON hosted by Gabon.
Nigeria leads the World Cup qualifying Group B with six points after two rounds of matches, while the Cameroonians are on two points. Both Zambia and Algeria have a point each.
Vandenbroeck insisted that the Indomitable Lions will be lifted for the titanic World Cup double header after their AFCON triumph in Gabon.
“Mentally, our confidence has been boosted as we are now African champions,” he said.
Cameroon is due to play two friendlies against Morocco next month before they feature at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia in the summer.