Head coach Rigobert Track admitted Cameroon should tighten up on the again if they’re to progress to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Cameroon had been simply minutes away from a group-stage elimination after trailing Gambia however a James Gomez personal purpose and injury-time strike from Christopher Wooh sealed a 3-2 victory and a last-16 place.
They tackle Nigeria in Abidjan on Saturday however Track warned his backline to be extra vigilant forward of them lining up in opposition to African Footballer of the Yr Victor Osimhen.
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“We’ve already conceded six targets and we’ll (should) discover the formulation to not concede,” former Liverpool and West Ham defender Track instructed a press convention.
“We’ll attempt to put Nigeria in issue and struggle to proceed.
“I do know what must be finished and we’ll do every part attainable to acquire a constructive outcome.”
Cameroon are anticipated to be boosted by the return of captain Vincent Aboubakar, who missed the whole group stage with a thigh harm.
Nigeria had a extra simple passage into the knockout phases, following up a draw in opposition to Equatorial Guinea with wins over event hosts Ivory Coast and minnows Guinea-Bissau.
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They’ve solely scored three targets within the marketing campaign however boss Jose Peseiro is happy with their strategy.
“I noticed some statistics that stated our workforce till now has created extra clear alternatives than the opposite opponents,” Peseiro instructed a press convention.
“Typically the ketchup doesn’t come, however the subsequent time all of the ketchup (comes out). Within the subsequent match or one other match, we will rating extra targets with much less alternatives.”