It’s a Heavyweight Clash between Nigeria and Cameroon

Predictions and head-to-head is what you need to know about the most talked about clash between Nigeria and Cameroon in the last 16 of the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon, the title defenders face Nigeria, the hopefuls for the title. Both the teams have dealt with a lot of disruptions over pay disputes and have been goal-shy at the tournament as well. William Troost-Ekong, the Nigerian defender has insisted that the defeat has fired the team up. In the meanwhile, Coach for Cameroon, Clarence Seedorf, has high hopes for Karl Toko Ekambi. He expects that the forward will be able to revive the form that he had for La Liga when they face Nigeria in the match that is going to be a blockbuster.

Karl Toko Ekambi was the lead Villarreal scorer with 10 goals in the Spanish top flight. But he did not succeed to discover the net in the three group matches for the Indomitable Lions. Several attack combinations were tried out by Cameroon coach, all of which included Ekambi. But after a 2-0 win by the defending champions over Guinea-Bissau, they were forced to be satisfied with 0-0 draws by Benin and Ghana. In the year 2004, Cameroon was eliminated by Nigeria in the first knockout round itself in the Cup of Nations Championship. Known to be greatest rivals, Nigeria and Cameroon have met each other six times in the Biennial tournament. It includes three final matches that Cameroon won, one that was decided by the penalty shootout.

Gernot Rohr wants Players to Assemble for Training Camp by Sunday

Nigeria national team coachGernot Rohr has instructed all his players to get into the training camp before Sunday.

Only Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses have been given exception from this list, as the duo will be involved in Premier League football on Sunday with their respective clubs. Nigeria are looking forward to the availability of at least five days to train the players and to work out on the various strategies. Nigeria are preparing for the upcoming game against Cameroon. The opening two matches of the World Cup qualification group B has seen Nigeria take a sizeable advantage after back-to-back wins.

Gernot Rohr Confident of Keeping Up Form Despite Lack of AFCON Experience

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says that he is optimistic that the team will maintain their form in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

There are doubts as to whether Nigeria will suffer from their lack of participation at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The last competitive action for Nigeria was back in November. Since then, they have not played any game, while the major group opponents like Algeria and Cameroon have been involved in the Africa Cup of Nations. In fact, Cameroon went on to lift the title in what is seen as a major boost for the national team.