AC Milan midfielder, Nnamdi Oduamadi, has warned that the Super Eagles to be wary of the threat of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon towards Nigeria’s quest of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Eagles who are sitting on top of Group B table with six points from two matches will host the Lions on August 28 in a match that could determine the fate of both sides in the race to the Mundial.
A win in the match will give Nigeria a seven-point head start before going into the reverse fixture of the qualifiers.
Oduamadi who is expected to join the Italian giant on July 3 for the pre-season stressed the need to strategise on how to stop the Cameroonian team which recently crashed out after a poor outing at the on-going 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
“Whether we accept it or not, the name Cameroon brings fear to every Nigerian because of their past antecedents. The Cameroonian team is a big threat to the Super Eagles. I watched all their matches at the 2017 AFCON and their road to the final proves that they are real African champions,” he told New Telegraph in an exclusive interview in Lagos.
Oduamadi, who scored eight goals with seven assists from 31 games on loan in Finland, expressed confidence that the Eagles could beat the physically built Lions.
“The Cameroonians know how to grind out the results against Nigeria. Because of their physical style of play, they are capable of getting result against any African opposition but with the calibre of players in the Super Eagles, I believe we can overcome them if we prepare well. We have to be very careful for us to beat them in August,” he added.