Nigerian football fans resident here in Yaounde
are confident the Super Eagles will defeat the
Indomitable Lions on Friday just as the Super
Falcons beat the Lionesses in December,
The Eagles host Cameroon in Uyo on Friday in a
key World Cup qualifier, while the Falcons
defeated Cameroon in the Women’s Africa Cup of
Nations final in Yaounde in December.
Completesportsnigeria.com went into the heart of
the Nigerian business community in Yaounde and
the Nigerian auto parts dealers had no doubts
about the outcome of Friday night’s clash.
“We’ll beat Cameroon 3-0 in Uyo and 3-0 here in
Yaounde,” Pascal Ikechukwu, a student of
University of Yaounde who part-times at the
Nigerian-dominated Mvo Ada Mobile Automobile
Market that looks remarkably like the Ladipo Auto
Market in Lagos in its rowdiness.
“We’ve done it before, we’ll do it again; no
difference between December when the Falcons
beat Cameroon to win the Women’s Africa Cup of
Nations and now. We have the boys to complete
the job. You said the Cameroonians have been
boasting? Let them boast. No wahala, they will
Innocent Dennis, a young trader in the auto parts
market, shower no sympathy for his hosts
wanting them ‘to cry again’.
“They cried when the Falcons won AWCON and
the Super Eagles will make them cry again. Dem
still get mouth abi? We will show them who is oga
on Friday and here on Monday,” Innocent said not
“The President’s wife cried when the Falcons
won, I want to see the President himself cry this
time. Cameroonians are my hosts but they’ve
been boasting too much, so I want us to beat
them home and away to shut them up.”
Pascal Ifeanyi is a bit less boastful but he is also
backing the Super Eagles to beat Cameroon.
“There is some tension and Cameroon have a
strong team, but the Eagles will win in Uyo,”
Several other Nigerians in the market also
sounded optimistic of at least a win in Uyo for the
Nigeria lead Russia 2018 Africa qualifying Group B
with six points from two matches while Cameroon
are second with two points.