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Eguavon: Nigeria will get 4 points in doubleheader tie against newly crowned AFCON champions

Former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen has predicted that Nigeria will secure at least four points against the newly crowned African champions Cameroon when they face in their World Cup qualifier double header tie this August.

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Sunday defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 2-1 to record its fifth AFCON title, after triumphs in 1984, 1988, 2000 and 2002. The victory, however, seemed to pose a nightmare to Nigerian soccer fans as the Super Eagles would confront the Lions in a doubleheader, for Russia 2018 qualifiers in August.

But Eguavon who represented Nigeria at USA 1994 and France 1998 World Cups told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Monday that Cameroon AFCON that he is certain the worst result the Super Eagles will get is a win at home and a draw in Yaounde.

“The victory will give them serious boost no doubt, but it will also make our players not to relax, but be better prepared for the August match.

“Cameroon will be coming here with all their arsenals, including those who didn’t participate in Gabon, but we have a good team with a blend of young and experienced players that will beat the African champion.

“The worst case scenario is for us to beat them here and get an away draw, ” Eguavoen said.

Currently, Nigeria is leading the group with 6 points, Cameroon has 2 points while Zambia and Algeria have just one point after two games.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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