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We‘ll Face Cameroon On Level Terms – Pinnick




Amaju Pinnick, analysing his entry into the executive committee of CAF and the defeat of the former president, Issa Hayatou, said one of the immediate benefits for Nigeria is that the World Cup qualifying duel of Nigeria and Cameroon later this year.
He said the encounters will now be played on level terms as match officials will not be under assumed pressure of pleasing a CAF boss while refereeing the matches.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions have back-to-back World Cup qualifying encounters later this year. The Super Eagles look as the runaway group leaders and could consolidate the leadership if they take all the maximum points in the first match which is at home.
Nigeria will host Cameroon in a Group B clash in August and immediately follow -up with the return leg a week later early in September.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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  1. frank igwebueze

    March 28, 2017 10:03pm at 10:03 pm

    This perspective gives us needless optimism. The referee will not put the ball in the net. We have to score goals, clean, indisputable goals to qualify wherever the referee comes from

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