Esin: Eagles Must Be Wary Of ‘Wounded Lions’, Cameroon

Esin: Eagles Must Be Wary Of ‘Wounded Lions’, Cameroon

By James Agberebi:

Former Nigeria international, Etim Esin, has played down the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon's poor outing at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, positing that they still remain a formidable side, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


African champions Cameroon, were ousted from 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup after losing 3-1 to world champions Germany in their last Group B game on Sunday.

The defeat was their second in the group after initially losing 2-0 to Chile and drawing 1-1 with Australia.

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Despite their lacklustre performance in Russia, Esin who was a member of the Super Eagles team that lost 1-0 to Cameroon in Yaounde in their last group game during the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, advised that the Super Eagles must present their best players for August's 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo.

"For me, Cameroon are still a side to reckon with despite their poor outing at the Confederations Cup," Esin told Completesportsnigeria.com.‎


"I think the Confederations Cup has  served as a platform for them to prepare for the game against the Super Eagles.

"From what I saw of Cameroon at the Confederations Cup, they were physical. And the only way the Eagles can overcome them is to make sure our experienced players are available for the World Cup qualifier.

"The Eagles need players who will use their experience to subdue them because if we hope to present the same players who lost to South Africa, they will be out-muscled by this physical Cameroonians."

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  • Bishop Joseph Santus Nkonneh 5 years ago

    Etim Esin, was very correct with his assessment of the Cameroonian team and his analysis will also happens if we try not to use our experience players against this Cameroonian team! We can’t make the same mistake of using the team we featured when played the South Africans. Those new boy are for future, none of them were ready now because we do not need any experiment right now, because the Super Eagles have no must time at their disposals at this period! I support everything Etim Esin said in his contributions and no one can disputes the facts that he knows what he was talking about!

  • Francis Range 5 years ago

    O yea, I equally concur with Etim esin. Cameroon did well in the confederation cup in Russia in terms of diplay but their best wasn’t good enough to take them to the next round. We seriously need experienced players to overcome those boys. They have speed, passes, tactical though can’t clinically finish well.