2018 FIFA WC qualifiers: Cameroonian dangerman, Bassongog, says 'We must Beat Super Eagles'

Uyo, Nigeria (PANA) - A boastful but renowned Cameroonian international, Christian Bassongog, speaking ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria, says:  "Beating the Super Eagles is a task that must be done."

The youthful Chinese Super League player, who was voted the Most Valuable Players player at the last AFCON, 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 B ticket to Russia 2018.

Bassogog is “arguably the fastest player in the entire Indomitable Lions squad”, and he believes that the AFCON win and the FIFA Confederation cup may have prepared him very well for the great task, insisting that the game against the Super Eagles is one that the African champions must win.

“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”.

The Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon meet in a double header, first in Uyo, capital of the South South Akwa Ibom State on 1 September, and then in the return-leg on 4 September in Cameroon.

Nigeria are leading Group B with 6 points after defeating Algeria 3-1 in Nigeria and beating Zambia 2-1 in Lusaka, while he Cameroonians have only recorded 2 points from drawing 1-1 against Zambia and tying by the same scoreline against Algeria.
-0- PANA VAO/MA 28Aug2017

28 août 2017 07:18:29

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