We like to play opponents like Nigeria – Cameroon goalkeeper

Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana has confessed they are in high spirits for Saturday’s match against Nigeria in the Round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt.

The Indomitable Lions who are defending champions of the African cup will take on the Super Eagles at the Alexandria Stadium for a ticket to the quarter-finals.

Both teams incidentally finished second in their groups to make the knockout stage.

 “We have total respect for the Super Eagles. They are a good side and can improve on what they have shown so far is this competition,” Onana told Goal at pre-match media briefing on Friday.

“For us, it is a big motivation to face a good side like Nigeria. You don’t need extra motivation to play a big game.

“We expect a tough game. I expect them to play well as always. They are a very good team. But we are ready. We continue to the end.

“We’re ready to play any team and we have to show that we are stronger than them.”

Cameroon were denied a place at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in the qualifying rounds by Nigeria, so they will have a score to settle in Egypt.

“I’m excited. It’s getting exciting. Everyone wants to play such a match. We will see what happens.

“The loss to Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers is all in the past and tomorrow’s game is different.”

Cameroon are unbeaten in their last nine AFCON games.