Cameroon star Geremi says the squad are focussed on beating Morocco
in Rabat on Saturday – a result which will take them to the World Cup
in South Africa. But he admits that the current generation harbour
hopes of beating the Indomitable Lions’ record at the tournament in
Italia ‘90. Then they were beaten by England after extra-time in the
quarter finals in Naples. “We are looking to try to do better than we
did in ‘90,” he told the BBC. But Cameroon have to beat Morocco in Fez
on Saturday to secure a place at the global showpiece. The Indomitable
Lions lead Group A by a point from Gabon, who play Togo in Lome. Togo
and Morocco are vying for the remaining Africa Cup of Nations spot from
the group. Cameroon have turned around their qualifying form after a
defeat and a home draw in their first two games. New coach Paul Le
Guen, who replaced Otto Pfister in the job midway through the campaign,
has brought a new professionalism to the squad, according to Geremi.
google_protectAndRun(“ads_core.google_render_ad”, google_handleError, google_render_a“We started very badly, and we know that is not good,” he told the BBC’s African sports programme
“The first thing [the coach brought with him] is professionalism.
“If things are working now it’s because he brought us this kind of mentality.
“He is a top professional and a great manager.”
The squad have been camping in Portugal ahead of the game on Saturday and will travel to Morocco on Friday.