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We’re African champions, bring on Nigeria, Indomitable Lions defender boasts

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Cameroun’s Nicolas Nkoulou (middle) heads the ball to score their first goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final between Egypt and the Indomitable Lions at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise…at the weekend. PHOTO: AFP

Ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria, Cameroun defender, Ambrose Oyongo, says they will approach the back to back games with the mentality of champions of Africa.

Cameroun will face group leaders Nigeria in back to back World Cup qualifiers, with Nigeria four points ahead of them in the race to be in Russia following two straight victories. Cameroun have drawn their opening two games.

However, Oyongo believes there’s a change of mentality in the squad, which will make them approach their remaining World Cup qualifiers as the number one team in Africa after winning the Cup of Nations.

“We have to allow the joy of lifting this trophy sink in quickly because there is the big issue of qualifying for Russia 2018. As African champions we deserve to be there.

“The Confederations Cup in Russia will help us perfect our strategy before the games against Nigeria. We will be up against some of the best team in the World. We are champions of Africa, we are not scared of Nigeria,” he said.

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