Cameroon needs four points to qualify for Russian Federation 2018- Hugo Broos

Posted September 02, 2017

As usual? When was the last time you beat Nigeria in Nigeria?

Nigeria top the African "group of death" with six points after two rounds, African champions Cameroun have two and Zambia and Algeria one.

But anything short of victory in today's match will surely threaten the chances of Nigeria hoisting her flag in Russian Federation, next year.

Nigeria will host Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Friday, and will travel to Yaounde next week for the reverse fixture.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa from Nigerian club FC Ifeanyi Ubah has accepted the challenge of manning the goal against the Indomitable Lions and insists he is sufficiently prepared for the huge clash.

At the previous stage Cameroonians confidently passed the Niger team - a victory at home with a score of 3: 0 and a draw 0-0 away.

Before the training session, coach Hugo Broos said he is targeting just four points from the double header against Nigeria. They also stopped the Eagles in Abidjan 1984; Casablanca 1988 to win the African titles.

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If Nigeria's Super Eagles qualify it will be only Mikel's second appearance at the World Cup after his debut at the 2014 edition in Brazil, and the Tianjin TEDA midfielder made it clear to a packed conference room on Wednesday that the squad "want to go to the World".

Speaking at a pre-match press conference in Uyo, Gernot Rohr said the Super Eagles are ready to make the difference in the encounter after they were defeated by South Africa in June during the AFCON 2019 qualifier.

That is why the Super Eagles must guard against any kind of complacency in their approach to today's game. To get to Russian Federation, we need to beat Cameroun.

"He did well with the home-based national team and he will do well (against Cameroon), we will protect him and give him confidence".

Rohr confirmed this at the pre-match press conference where the Eagles also showed their support for ailing first choice, Carl Ikeme.

We know that games between Nigeria and Cameroon are always tough, no matter where they're played.