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AFCON 2023: Gernot Rohr shares reasons why Nigeria will beat Cameroon

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By Wale Mustapha

Former Head coach of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr has expressed optimism in his former team to secure victory against Cameroon when both sides meet in the Round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations on Saturday.

The three-time AFCON champions will take on their bitter rivals at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan and the West Africans are considered favourites despite finishing as runners up as their Central African foes.

Rohr who led the Super Eagles to beat Cameroon in a comeback win at AFCON 2019 in Egypt, believes his former employers will have upper hands over their Saturday’s opponents based on two parameters despite the Cameroonians will be relying on their never-say-die attitude which helped them to beat Gambia in their last game.

“They (Nigeria) have the best player in Africa so I’m sure they will qualify but it will be difficult of course because Cameroon is becoming strong again with this victory against the Gambia in the last minute but they still have little defensive problems,” the Benin Republic manager told media.

“They have problems inside the group, the goalkeeper relationship. Nigeria must avoid these problems.”

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