Nigeria vs Cameroon: Kanu claims Indomitable Lions are scared of Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo, has said Cameroon are scared of facing Nigeria in the Round of 16 of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Although, Kanu admitted it won’t be easy for Gernot Rohr’s men, he is tipping them to progress to the quarter-final on Saturday.

“It is going to be a tough one knowing the rivalry between Nigeria and Cameroon.

“The tie involving both teams is always a battle but the good thing is that the last time we met we won 4-0 in Nigeria and drew 1-1 in Cameroon. But all the same, it is a game that I see that we can win.

“The players must have to do it. They have to have the belief that they can do it and that they are all good to do it. With what I saw in their training (on Thursday), I can say that we are ready.

“Cameroon wherever they are, are scared of Nigeria. We also respect them. it is a game that will be very interesting but in the end, victory will be ours.

“It is football [losing to Madagascar] and sometimes things as such happen but that is not always the end. It was a mistake and they can bounce back.

“A good team can be losing 3-0 and still stage a comeback. We did it in the Olympics (in 1996) against Brazil and we won. What we need to do is that we have to forget what happened against Madagascar and move forward.

“We still have equal chances as Cameroon of moving to the next round. What we need to do since we didn’t play well against Madagascar is to ensure that we use the game with Cameroon to serve the notice that we only suffered a blip,” Kanu told the media.