NFF: Nige­ria not afraid of Cameroon

Daily Trust - - ISLAMIC FORUM -

The Nige­ria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (NFF) have al­ready be­gan prepa­ra­tions for the Su­per Ea­gles’ ti­tanic clash with their ri­vals Cameroon.

The two cru­cial 2018 FIFA World Cup qual­i­fy­ing matches against Cameroon will be ac­corded high level of se­ri­ous­ness ac­cord­ing to the NFF.

Bar­ris­ter Chris Green, the NFF’s Chair­man of the NFF Tech­ni­cal and De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee, says Nige­ria do not fear the In­domitable Lions.

“Every­one in­volved in one ar­range­ment or the other with re­gards to the matches,” Green said.

The Su­per Ea­gles are sched­uled to host the reign­ing African cham­pi­ons on 31 Au­gust 2017, while Cameroon will wel­come Nige­ria on 4 Septem­ber 2017.

“In­clud­ing the tech­ni­cal crew, are work­ing in tan­dem. We are ap­proach­ing th­ese matches with the se­ri­ous­ness it de­serves,” he con­tin­ued.

“The Cameroo­ni­ans are the reign­ing cham­pi­ons of Africa; we re­spect them for that but that is where it ends. We have no rea­son to fear them.

“A few years ago, we were also the cham­pi­ons of Africa. We are in one ac­cord with the play­ers and the tech­ni­cal bench to achieve vic­tory in both matches.”

Nige­ria are sit­ting at the top of their qual­i­fy­ing group with six points with four matches left, while sec­ond placed Cameroon have two points.

Only the win­ners will qual­ify for next year’s World Cup fi­nals which will be hosted by Rus­sia be­tween June and July.

Nige­ria's for­ward Vic­tor Moses chal­lenges Iran's de­fender Jalal Hos­seini dur­ing the Group F match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

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