2019 Afcon: Cameroon are scared of Nigeria - Kanu

The former captain of the Eagles has stated Nigeria will get the job done against the Indomitable Lions on Saturday in Alexandria.

“It is going to be a tough one knowing the rivalry between Nigeria and Cameroon,” Kanu told the media, Goal Reports.

“The tie involving both teams is always a battle but the good thing is that the last time we met we won 4-0 in Nigeria and drew 1-1 in Cameroon. But all the same, it is a game that I see that we can win.

“The players must have to do it. They have to have the belief that they can do it and that they are all good to do it. With what I saw in their training (on Thursday), I can say that we are ready.

“Cameroon wherever they are, are scared of Nigeria. We also respect them. it is a game that will be very interesting but in the end, victory will be ours.

“It is football [losing to Madagascar] and sometimes things as such happen but that is not always the end. It was a mistake and they can bounce back.

“A good team can be losing 3-0 and still stage a comeback. We did it in the Olympics (in 1996) against Brazil and we won. What we need to do is that we have to forget what happened against Madagascar and move forward.

“We still have equal chances as Cameroon of moving to the next round. What we need to do since we didn’t play well against Madagascar is to ensure that we use the game with Cameroon to serve the notice that we only suffered a blip."