By Augustine Akhilomen
Ex international, Mutiu Adepoju has warned the technical crew of the Super Eagles to be wary of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon ahead of the team’s 2018 World Cup qualifier on August 28.
Fondly known as the ‘headmaster’,Adepoju’s argument was based on the fact that Cameroon have been together since winning the Africa Cup of Nations early this year and playing at the ongoing Confederation Cup has further enhanced their unity and understanding as a team.
“Recall that the Cameroonian side have been together since they played against Morocco in the AFCON qualifier about a
week ago, this cohesion has affected their team positively as was evident in their match against Chile, though they lost that match you could see that they played as a team with focus.
“That team has been in terrific form since they won the African Nations cup as they last week also defeated Morocco in the
AFCON qualifier. This is in contrast to what was witnessed in Uyo against South Africa. So I urge the players and technical
crew of the Eagles to approach the matches against Cameroon with all seriousness by calling for early camping and inviting the right players.
“I am saying this because if we allow the Cameroonians to slip away with a draw here and they eventually get a win at home, it automatically means that the
group will be thrown open, and anything can then happen.
“Thank God that Government has provided funds for the prosecution of the matches
and on time too, so all hands must be on deck to ensure that the country’s flag flies in Russia 2018 World cup,” he said.