By David Meshioye:
Erstwhile Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen believes Nigeria can surmount the daunting task of ensuring Cameroun bite the dust in September 1 Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers if the duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Kenneth Omeruo can sort out their club futures in good enough time to be mentally ready for the big match.
Nigeria rekindles its age long rivalry with Cameroun in a double-header World Cup qualifiers billed for the magnificent Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo and Eguaveon is of the opinion that Rohr's men have a good chance of nicking all three points if invited players hit camp early to prepare for the epic clash.
In an exclusive chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, the former Sunshine Stars FC of Akure coach posited that the cheering news of John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses' availability for the epic clash has given him cause to believe in the 'Operation Beat Cameroun' project, adding that the absence of these two experienced players was felt against South Africa.
"Nigeria can possibly pick all three points against Cameroun provided we play our cards well," begins Cerezo.
"Adequate preparation is key here. It will be great if the players can hit camp early enough, this will give the coach huge lift and enough resources to work with for the match. I hope Iheanacho and other players sort out their future on time because we need everyone ready and rearing to go.
"It going to be a huge game. It's going to be massive but i am confident Cameroun will be tamed once our players don't give any room for error,'' Eguavoen concluded.
Nigeria lead the group with six points from two matches after defeating Zambia 1-2 in Ndola and Algeria 3-1 in Uyo while Cameroun trail behind with two points from two games. Zambia and Algeria occupy third and fourth spot on the log with one point apiece.
A win for Nigeria in Uyo will see Rohr's men inch closer to the World Cup in Russia.