Nigeria vs Cameroon: What Iwobi Said Ahead Of AFCON Giant Clash
Nigeria clash with Cameroon during a qualification game for the 2018 World Cup {Photo: HasaniaFoods/Twitter]

A former Super Eagles star Mutiu Adepoju has said the team can defeat Cameroon in a round of 16 tie at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Nigeria play the defending champions of the competition on Saturday having finished second behind Madagascar in Group B.

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Adepoju believes that despite the shocking loss to the Islanders, Nigeria has all it takes to hurt the Indomitable Lions.

“To be candid, I was not really happy when the Super Eagles lost to Madagascar in their last group B fixture,” he said.

“But I want to believe the players and technical crew must have learned from their mistakes and be willing to deliver against a Cameroonian side that also managed just two goals.

“Well, I am confident Nigeria has what it takes to defeat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon if they play as a team.”

In a related development Cameroon coach 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.

Cameroon are the defending championsbut 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.