The Super Eagles have been tipped to overcome the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon when both teams clash later in the year in a back-to-back Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture.
The Super Eagles will take on the Cameroonians at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on August 28, with the reverse leg coming up five days later in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Former Nigerian international, Godwin Okpara, while analysing the chances of the two teams in the crucial matches, which could determine the team that wins the Group B ticket for Russia 2018, however, admits that the Super Eagles are not going to get victory on a platter of gold.
He said that from what he had seen of the two teams in their recent games, the Super Eagles are better and should be able to beat their fierce rivals, who stopped them from qualifying for Italia 1990 FIFA World Cup.
“Cameroon Indomitable Lions have always been tough opponents for Nigeria; they have always been tough opponents for us.
“I’ve watched the Cameroonians at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, I’ve also watched the Eagles in some matches and if what I have seen of the teams are anything to go by, then I think the Eagles have a better team to win but it demands a hard work.
“Good enough we’re watching them at the ongoing AFCON in Gabon which is an advantage for us to get more information about them because that is the team they are likely to parade against us. So if our boys can sit down and do their home work, I think we are at advantage to overcome Cameroonians,” said the former Paris Saint Germain of France and Standard Liege of Belgium player.