Former Super Eagles striker Victor Agali has advised that for Nigeria to beat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier coming up on September 1 in Uyo, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr must present strong and fit players in the match, Completesportsnigeria.
FC Racine of Lagos coach Agali, who played under Franco-German Rohr manager at OG Nice during his playing career, said the African champions are not a team Nigeria cannot beat but only physically strong and fit players can do that.
"I watched Cameron at the Confederations Cup in Russia and I can say that despite being African champions, we can beat them but we need a ream that will be much stronger and better than what we had against South Africa in our last match," Agali told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"The last time I spoke with Rohr, I made my observation known to him and as somebody I spent some years under, I know what he wants and his vision for Nigeria. He admitted and promised to look into these things and come up with a better team."
Agali also believes that the defence will play a lot of roles in determining how the match will end and he has charged the defenders to perform better than they did against South Africa (who beat Nigeria 2-0 in Uyo in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in June) when they host the Cameroonians in Uyo in September.
"If the Super Eagles defenders can stop them from scoring in the match, then the strikers will know they have to score to earn Nigeria the victory," Agali added.
The Super Eagles are expected to regroup in the next three weeks in preparation for the crucial encounter.
Nigeria lead Group B of the African qualifiers with six points after victories over Zambia and Algeria while Cameron are in second position in the table with two points from two games.