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Nigeria qualifies, pressure mounts on Cameroon

16 Nov

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Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles has booked the first place out of the five for Africa for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil beating a lacklustre Ethiopian squad 2 – 0 today at home at Calabar, South East of the country.

The reigning African Champions after savaging a 2-1 away win in Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia in the first leg play-off, sailed through on a 4- 1 aggregate, an encouraging results, giving them the confidence to be one of the continent’s favourites in the tournament next year in South America.

The Super Eagles led by local coach and former international, Stephen Keshi would obviously be the team to watch out, especially with its young generation of talented and ever eager players.

While the party has just begun and will go on all night in Nigeria, across the borders, the fans of the Cameroon national team, the Indomitable Lions would be having a long and sleepless night of uncertainty and prayers as Cameroon hosts the never-surrender Tunisian side.

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Although, the Lions were able to contain the pressure from the sturdy attacking Tunisian strikers and versatile wingers to secure a goalless tie away, the chances are still wide open for either of the team to qualify for Brazil.

With the crucial encounter taking place at the Amadou Ahidjo stadium in the capital city, Yaounde, the Lions with Chelsea prolific striker, Samuel Eto’o Fils would be playing under pressure to win at all causes.

The fans would surely throng the stadium in their thousands to cheer and urge the team to win, but the magic would only happen, if the players use their home advantage to open score before playing defensive for time and victory.

Tunisia would certainly be training to throw in all, since they know the stakes are still open for them and would not want to let it go sitting down, even if the host have an upper hand.

Whatever the outcome bookmakers would be betting on tomorrow, whoever scores first is surely going to carry the day to snatch the third ticket to be part of the grandiose soccer party in Brazil.

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2013 in News Analysis

 

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