2019 AFCON: What Cameroon Goalie Onana Said About Nigeria At Pre-Match Presser
Ajax and Cameroon goalkeeper, Andre Onana/File

Cameroon goalkeeper, Andre Onana has stated his team’s respect for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as the two heavyweights clash in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16 in Egypt on Saturday.

Concise News reports that in their title defence, the Indomitable Lions are set to take on the Super Eagles at the Alexandria Stadium for a quarter-final place.

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Both teams finished second in their groups to make the knockout stage.

“We have total respect for the Super Eagles. They are a good side and can improve on what they have shown so far is this competition, “Onana says at the pre-match presser on Friday.

“For us, it is a big motivation to face a good side like Nigeria. You don’t need extra motivation to play a big game.

“We expect a tough game. I expect them to play well as always. They are a very good team. But we are ready. We continue to the end.

“We’re ready to play any team and we have to show that we are stronger than them.”

Cameroon were denied a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the qualifying rounds by Nigeria, so they will have a score to settle in Egypt.

“I was born ready, I’m preparing myself well and I am ready to play against them,” Onana declares.

“I am confident and relaxed and it’s what we’ve been training for.

“I’m excited. It’s getting exciting. Everyone wants to play such a match. We will see what happens.

“The loss to Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers is all in the past and tomorrow’s game is different.”

The winner of the contest will meet either hosts Egypt or South Africa in the quarterfinals.

Nigeria vs Cameroon head to head

  • The teams have met each other on thirteen occasions.
  • Cameroon have registered just three wins in their head to head clashes.
  • The last meeting between the two sides finished in a draw, with the scores reading 1-1 at the final whistle.
  • Cameroon have not kept a clean sheet against Nigeria in their last five head to head fixtures.