Cameroon needs four points to qualify for Russian Federation 2018- Hugo Broos

Cameroon needs four points to qualify for Russian Federation 2018- Hugo Broos

It is a crucial fixture that will, to a large extent determine the fate of either team in their bid to secure the sole ticket available in the Group B of the African qualifying series.

Guinea and Libya are the other two teams in the group and are both without a point ahead of their double-header.

The last defeat in the selections to mundialyu dates back to 2004, when the Nigerians lost to the team of Angola 0: 1.

The governor also redeemed his pledge of $30,000 to the Eagles for their 3-1 win against Algeria in a 2018 World Cup Group B qualifier previous year.

But anything short of victory in today's match will surely threaten the chances of Nigeria hoisting her flag in Russian Federation, next year.

But he is mostly serious in this short interview with Completesportsnigeria.com's NURUDEEN OBALOLA at FECAFOOT's head office in Yaounde as he expresses his unshakeable belief in the Indomitable Lions' ability to beat Nigeria to African qualifying Group B's sole Russian Federation 2018 ticket... In 19 previous encounters, Nigeria has beaten Cameroon 11 times, lost four times and recorded draws four times.

Broos is hoping for an away draw and a home victory - results that would reduce the gap between the countries to one point.

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"If we still want to have a chance of qualifying, we must take at least four points off Nigeria", the Belgian told reporters.

He said: "When they were presented to the ministry on Tuesday, we sought the approval of Mr. President which he graciously approved to receive them on Wednesday, and indeed they were received in council and having emerged as champions they are qualified for the competition in Spain in 2019". Yes, but it's a win for us.

"He did well with the home-based national team and he will do well (against Cameroon), we will protect him and give him confidence". Nigeria have to prove they deserve to be on top of our group, we also have to prove that we deserve to be African champions. "Go there and win the game for us", was the governor's battle cry to the Eagles.

Don't be surprised if the Pharaohs have already confirmed their World Cup berth by the end of the worldwide break, unless Ghana can complete a clean sweep against Congo-Brazzaville.

The Tide is happy with the D'Tigress and commends the players and officials for making Nigeria proud, despite obvious challenges occasioned by leadership tussle in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).

The former Chelsea midfielder stressed that a win here today will help strengthen his personal ambition of a second World Cup appearance.

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