Former Sunshine Stars coach Austin Eguavoen is upbeat about the chances of Nigeria to ease past the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the 2018 World Cup qualifier scheduled to be played on September 1.
The 51-year-old stated that it is pertinent that the invited players hit camp early so as to prepare adequately as this will give them a better chance of snatching up all three points against the African champions at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
The ex-Super Eagles coach said the cheering news of John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses’ availability for the games has risen his hope of Nigeria winning the epic clash.
“Nigeria can possibly pick all three points against Cameroon provided we play our cards well,” Eguavoen said.
“Adequate preparation is key here. It will be great if the players can hit camp early enough, this will give the coach huge lift and enough resources to work with for the match. I hope Iheanacho and other players sort out their future on time because we need everyone ready and rearing to go.
“It going to be a huge game. It’s going to be massive but I am confident Cameroun will be tamed once our players don’t give any room for error,” Eguavoen concluded.
The three-time African champions lead the Group B with six points from two games while Cameroon are the closest foes as they have harnessed just two points from two games. Zambia and Algeria occupy third and fourth spot on the log with each having just one point.