Bassogog declares war on super eagles

Christian Bassogog has insisted that Cameroon cannot afford to spill against Nigeria in their quest to claim a place in next year’s Fifa World Cup.

The reigning African champions currently sit second in Group B after two draws, and the 21-year-old has made it clear that they desperately need a victory to stand a chance of qualifying to Russia 2018.

“Nigeria are a strong team,” Bassogog said.

“They have very good players and many of them are playing in Europe. But we must defeat them if we are to maintain our qualifying hopes.

“We should take the game to them. We need to fight to defeat them.”

Bassogog who enjoyed watching legendary Samuel Eto’o while growing up also applauded the steady growth of the Indomitable Lions under Belgian tactician, Hugo Broos.

“Our players are young, but we are strong as a team,” he continued

“He is a good coach. He knows what the players are good at so he can get the best out of us. In this team, everyone has his chance.

“These are matches I want to win. We are not in an ideal position but these are qualifying games for the World Cup. I will do my utmost to help our team.”


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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