Hugo Broos

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos has given up hopes of his side qualifying for the 2018 World Cup following the African champions scandalous loss to Nigeria in Uyo on Friday.

With three games to play, Cameroon have found themselves trailing table-toppers Nigeria by seven points after goals from Odion Ighalo, Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho handed Gernot Rohr’s side over the central Africans.

Cameroon face Nigeria again in Yaounde on Monday, but Broos believes his side will simply be playing for pride. 

“There is no pressure any more on Monday -Nigeria have nine points, we have two points,” the 65-year-old said.
“We need to win all three games and Nigeria have to lose all three games, I don’t think that will happen. There is only honour to defend, there is no importance to this [match].
“I just hope my players will have the same mentality that I have – that they will fight on Monday till the last minute to beat Nigeria.

“If we had won this game, we would have a chance, but we lost it and I hope everyone will learn from this.”
Cameroon have reached six out of the last seven World Cups, only missing the 2006 tournament in Germany.


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