The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon captain, Benjamin Moukandjo is confident the African champions will defeat the Super Eagles of Nigeria during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next month.
Moukandjo, who plays his club football with FC Lorient in France, equally stated that they would use the experiences garnered during their campaign at the just-ended FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia against the Super Eagles.
Speaking to L’Effort Camerounais, a popular Cameroonian news medium on Sunday, the player said that even though they failed to meet their expectations in Russia, they had learnt some valuable lessons that would help the national team, especially as they are fighting to qualify for the World Cup.
“To me, we failed in Russia and we bear the blame collectively,” he said.
“But we equally came back with some very good lessons that will help us in our subsequent matches. We have World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria to play and we are now focused on that and other matches.
“People should not rate us based on our performance at the Confederation Cup otherwise they will get it all wrong because we know what this set of players can do,” he was quoted as saying on Sunday by the media.
The Super Eagles will engage the Indomitable Lions in Uyo on August 31 before a reverse leg in Limbe four days later. The Cameroonians trail Nigeria in the qualifying group by four points.