NIGERIA PLAYERS ABROAD

Sweden-based Super Eagles hopeful Omoh plays down Cameroun threat

Orebro SK of Sweden’s prized asset, Michael Omoh feels Nigerians need not develop grey hair about Super Eagles’ chances against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The former Dalkurd FC enforcer congratulated Cameroon over their recent feat at the 2017 AFCON where they defeated Egypt 2-1 to lift the trophy for the fifth time, but warned that Nigeria will be battle ready to take on their West African rivals in August.
He said: “Of course right now, they’ve got a lot of confidence because they are African champions, and facing them will be a really good game, but Super Eagles will win at the end of the day. Yes we can match them surely; we’ve got a great team as well.”
The 25-year old all-action midfield supremo also restated his confidence in the ability of current national team boss Gernot Rohr to lead Nigeria to a sixth World Cup appearance.
“I think we’re going do well and go far with Rohr’s tactics and the team we have at the moment. The coach has really done a lot to make the team as good as it right now,” he added.
Nigeria lead the group with six points from two matches and two more wins could be enough to cement her place in Russia next year.
A win for Nigeria over Cameroon would put the Indomitable Lions World Cup chances in jeopardy as the Lions sit second with two points while Zambia and Algeria who have both lost to Nigeria, have one point each.
Hugo Broos’ men are now in danger of missing out on the 2018 World Cup in spite of winning AFCON and having some of the continent’s most in-form players.
The first leg of the double header comes up in Uyo, Akwa Ibom in South-south Nigeria on August 28 while the return leg will be played five days later in Yaounde, Cameroun.