Former Nigeria star Emmanuel Amuneke has said African champions Cameroon will always be tough opponents but he still expects Nigeria to come out tops in a 2018 World Cup double header in August.
Nigeria will battle Cameroon between August 28 and September 5 in continuation of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The Eagles top their qualifying group with six points from two matches, four points clear of second-placed Cameroon.
One-time African Footballer of the Year Amuneke said as long as the Eagles do not lose focus in the aftermath of an AFCON home defeat by South Africa.
“That’s the simple truth, I know it is not going to be easy because Cameroon always know how to come to the party in big games,” Amuneke told SCORENigeria
“I saw them at the last Nations Cup finals in Gabon, where they started off slowly but improved with every single game and eventually won the tournament.
“They are African champions but that should not bother us.
“If we do the right thing, victory will be ours.”
Nigeria won their last meeting against the Indomitable Lions – 3-0 in a friendly in October 2015 in Belgium – and have won 10 of 20 previous matches against Cameroon, while six matches ended in draws.
By Sab Osuji