By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Tremendous Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has opined that with a constructive mindset in direction of attaining victory, the Eagles can defeat African champions Cameroon within the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in August and September, Completesportsnigeria.com experiences.
Group B leaders Nigeria face Cameroon in key qualifying clashes on August 31 in Uyo and September four in Cameroon because the race for a Russia 2018 reaches a vital stage.
“All of us noticed Cameroon on the Confederations Cup and it was not solely a foul event for them as a result of they wanted that high degree competitors to organize for the World qualifiers in opposition to the Tremendous Eagles,” Adepoju, who represented Nigeria on the nation’s first World Cup in 1994, instructed Completesportsnigeria.com.
“I wasn’t anticipating them to win it however we are able to see the Cameroonians have a powerful group and that their Africa Cup of Nations success was not a fluke, the gamers are good.
“However that doesn’t imply that our (Eagles) gamers ought to have a defeatist angle. With the correct mentality, we are able to win these matches, particularly the one at house.”
Cameroon have been knocked out of the 2017 Confederations Cup within the grouo levels after defeats to Chile and Germany and a draw with Australia.
Adepoju, who was within the Tremendous Eagles squad to the 1995 King Fahd Cup in Saudi Arabia, which later turned the Confederations Cup, added: “I’ll say that since FIFA took over the group, the standard has tremendously improved. Nations now take their continental tournaments significantly.
“However will probably be good to see an African nation attain the ultimate and probably win it. I can’t say who will win this 12 months’s version.”