Before now and ahead of the ongoing Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying games, Nigeria’s Super Eagles have not seen the double header games against the then ‘modest’ Cameroon as a big battle but where seemingly under some kind of pressure to face their perennial arch rivals in Uyo and back in Limbe in just about four days, this is according to Super Eagles’ Coordinator, Patrick Pascal.
Speaking on a radio program monitored by AOIFootball.com in Lagos, Pascal opined that the pressure has certainly shifted back to Cameroon, with their status now changed to ‘African Champions’ following their surprise win of the 2017 edition of the biennial competition.
“I think the pressure has now shifted to the Cameroonians. They are now African Champions and they will play with so much pressure on their shoulders when they face our team in August. So I don’t think we have any reason to fear. ”
Speaking further Pascal noted that it was good that Coach Gernot Rohr closely monitored the African Champions all the way to the final in Gabon.
“It was good Coach Rohr was in Gabon, and as a guest analyst for a TV Station. I’m sure he has taken down enough notes on the weaknesses of the Cameroonian team. I’m sure we will exploit that when we face them in Uyo”, said Pascal.
The Super Eagles will play Cameroon in a double header as the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches continue in August.
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