Super Eagles icon, Sunday Oliseh, has named the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon as genuine title contenders for the AFCON 2021, shunning his own country despite their impressive performance and their qualification to the next round.
Oliseh said the 2021 AFCON host nation, Cameroon, is strong, aggressive, and well organized.
The former Ajax and Juventus midfielder was also full of praises for Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar, who has scored five goals at the tournament so far, saying he is fun to watch.
Cameroon was the first country to qualify for the 2021 AFCON round of 16 after victories over Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. The Indomitable Lions finished on top of Group A with seven points after playing a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde on Monday.
In a tweet via his Twitter handle after Cameroon drew with Cape Verde, Oliseh wrote: “Tall, strong, solid, aggressive, compact, hosts & relatively well organized! The indomitable Lions team, though at times static & not so nimble-footed, is definitely in my opinion, a credible title contender and Fun to watch with Aboubakar. AFCON is heating up!!”
Cameroon are vying for a 6th AFCON title, one short of 7-time winners Pharaohs of Egypt.
Sunday Oliseh previously coached the Super Eagles in 2015, but resigned in 2016 after a fallout with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), vowing not to manage the team again.