The indomitable lions of Cameroon might have put up a brave but unimpressive show at the 2017 FIFA confederations cup currently taken place in Russia as the boys of Hugo Broos left the tournament with just one point and two goals scored, underlying the offensive woes of the Belgian manager.
Very few were actually expecting the lions to go pass the first round with the likes of world champions Germany and South American champion Chile in their group who come to the tournament with a star studded teams and both are seen as super favorites to claim the trophy.
But as the African champions return home to take a well-deserved rest after a busy season with the winning of the 2017 AFCON staged in neighboring Gabon, all attentions will be focus on Nigeria come August.
The indomitable Lions currently seats 3rd in their pool as their west African giant neighbors Nigeria occupy the first seat with 6 points in two games and with the Super the super eagles having failed to take part in the last two AFCONs after their 2013 triumph with former coach Stephen kechi (of blessed memory). The populous African nation will certainly not want to throw away their four points lead ahead of Cameroon as they prepare to faceoff in a two crucial back to back games come August and early September.
While the confederations Cup might have been a near disaster for the lions, it serves as a better training ground with world class opponents for the team and manager Hugo Broos should turn that experience to winning as we prepare to face Nigeria for the lone ticket to 2018 Russia world cup.