Samuel Eto’o Warns Cameroon – Mikel’s Presence Inspires Super Eagles

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Cameroon soccer legend Samuel Eto’o Fils have praised his country soccer national team for their performance at the ongoing FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia.

Eto’o praised the boys of coach ‎Hugo Broos for their commending display but warned the team to expect a different ball game altogether when they take on group leaders Nigeria in the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers.

The qualifiers will resume in September with Nigeria taking on Cameroon in back to back games, which will go a long way in determining who finishes as group winners.

Cameroon current trail Nigeria with four points in second position, but Eto’o has warned them not to approach the Nigeria game with the 0-2 loss Nigeria suffered against South Africa at the back of their mind.

He said the lost to South Africa in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers is no yardstick to write Nigeria off as the loss happened in the absence of their influential captain John Obi Mikel.

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According to Eto’o Mikel who was at a time his teammate at Chelsea inspires the young boys in the Nigerian team whenever he is on the pitch, and it could be the case when they play Cameroon with Mikel expected to play in the game after overcoming his fitness issues.

Michael James