The head coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Clarence Seedorf has hinted that his side is battle ready for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, as both sides clash in the round of 16 at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Concise News reports that Cameroon are the defending champions, but failed to make it to the World Cup in 2018 after a 4 -0 loss to Nigeria in Uyo dashed their hope.
However, both sides are expected to resume rivalry in a mouthwatering clash at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday and Seedorf who is debuting in AFCON for the first time, is optimistic his side has what it takes to progress to the quarter-final.
“Nigeria is a top team, with lots of quality players. It will be difficult against a good side like this, but we have what it takes to beat them.
“Our target is to successfully defend our trophy and we will fight till the end to achieve our objective,” the AC Milan legend says.
“We’ve seen #NGA, they have their difficulties which will make them even more dangerous because they will want to make amends. We just need to focus on our game and ensure we get the desired result at the end of the day” – Clarence Seedorf, Cameroon Coach.#AFCON2019#NGACMR pic.twitter.com/ryLbVPeJAA
— Mighty GEORGE (@mightygeorge_ng) July 5, 2019
Both Nigeria and Cameroon finished second in Group B and F, behind Madagascar and Ghana respectively.
The winner of the contest will meet either host 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.