By David Meshioye:
Federation of Cameroon Football (FECAFOOT) has declared that beating Nigeria to the Russia 2018 World Cup ticket remains their top priority, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Head of the Department of Communication and Marketing at FECAFOOT Laurence Fotso revealed in an interview with Camfoot: “Everything is planned, everything is structured and reassured, no event is not overshadowing another (in regard to AFCON hosting and World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria). We will play the first game on September 1 in Nigeria, the second one here on September 4.
“It is crucial that the populations can mobilize, and that the stadium Omnisport of Yaounde fills up. We can see the supporters behind their team. These are two meetings that are crucial for the future of the selection in this in this qualifying campaign which we hope will bring us to Russia in 2018.
“At the Federation we already intend to mobilize our sponsors who help us to inform, mobilize the Cameroonian public and supporters. We will work with our other partners, Crtv and the various media.
“It is true that the sporting news has seen several attractions tending to distract the country from the priorities. It is necessary to get out of this distraction and to be able to put back on time, the subjects that really are priority.
“We passed a course, we expect more inspection visit (regarding hosting AFCON in 2019). In the expectation and during this inspection visit, we must remember that there are other issues that will be held. The national team needs the support of their public to be able to face the many challenges that challenge us. We need the mobilization of all Cameroonians. At the end we have a participation in the World Cup.”
Nigeria lead Group B of the African qualifying series for Russia 2018 with six points from two matches, while Cameroon have only two points.