Cameroon coach Rigobert Song is confident of getting victory when they face Nigeria in the Round of 16 fixture of the Africa Cup of Nations at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan on Saturday.
The Indomitable Lions had a slightly more difficult journey after playing out to a 1-1 draw to Guinea, losing 3-1 to Senegal, and eventually fighting back for a 3-2 win over The Gambia. Meanwhile, the Super Eagles, who were housed in Group A of the competition, did not suffer to obtain their ticket for the second round.
After a draw (1-1) against Guinea during their first outing, José Peseiro and his team won edged Cote d’Ivoire by 1-0 before getting the same result over Guinea-Bissau to secure their ticket.
“We know what we need to do and where we need to go. We have prepared and remain focused. We started slowly, moving up gradually. At this stage of the competition, I think there are no more things to look for,” said Song, adding: “In three matches, I no longer have the right to calculate, I have to correct what didn’t work. I will do everything necessary to obtain a positive result.”
Cameroon striker Faris Pemi Moumbagna said: “We prepared well, the atmosphere is good in the group. We are going to stay in the same state of mind and continue to give the best of us. We are going to approach this match with 200% effort. We are going to give everything on the pitch like we did against Gambia, we are not going to give up.”