Christian Bassongog, has sent a note of warning to the Super Eagles, ahead of the double header Russia 2018 FIFA World cup qualifying matches against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, which begins on September 1 in Uyo.
The youthful Chinese Super League player, who was voted the Most Valuable Players player at the last AFCON has told FIFA.com that the Cameroonians are seeing the match against Nigeria as a must win, if they must remain in contention for the group ticket
“Nigeria are a strong team,” he told FIFA.com. “They have very good players and many of them are playing in Europe. But we must defeat them if we are to maintain our qualifying hopes. We should take the game to them. We need to fight to defeat them.
“Our players are young, but we are strong as a team,” he said of Cameroon’s progress under Belgian coach Hugo Broos. “He is a good coach. He knows what the players are good at so he can get the best out of us. In this team, everyone has his chance.”
“These are matches I want to win,” he said. “We are not in an ideal position but these are qualifying games for the World Cup. I will do my utmost to help our team”.