Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana spoke in the press room about the match against Nigeria in which his team will look to seal their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The two rivals will clash at the Alexandria Stadium in round of 16 cracker on Saturday.
Despite their unbeaten run in the first round, the Ajax Amsterdam shot stopper is aware that his team should not be overconfident.
“We have total respect for the Super Eagles. They are a good side and can improve on what they have shown so far is this competition,” Onana told reporters at the Alexandria Stadium on Friday.
Indeed, the Indomitable Lions have only ever beaten Nigeria four times in 22 previous meetings, but remarkably three of those victories have come in the final of this competition.
More recently Nigeria have won four and lost none of the last five contests, including a 5-1 aggregate triumph to seal their place at the 2018 World Cup.
“The defeat to Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers is all in the past, and tomorrow’s game is a different ball game. We are confident and relaxed ahead of the game. it’s what we’ve been training for.”
“We expect a tough game against the Super Eagles. We know it will be tough. I’m preparing myself well and I am ready to play against them.”