Indomitable Lions of Cameroon head coach, Clarence Seedorf, has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to win this year’s African Cup of Nations.
The Indomitable lions kissed their title goodbye following their 3 -2 loss to the Gernot Rohr’s tutored Eagles on Saturday in Alexandria.
Seedorf, who saw his team relinquished their lead to suffer elimination from the tournament, admits his side struggled to cope with the threat of the Nigerian team up front.
“We started the game slowly but grew into it. After we went ahead, we were satisfied with the scoreline instead of going for more goals. Nigeria have shown that they can score goals, and they did that against us,” Seedorf told reporters.
“We made some mistakes and paid a high price for that. Offensively, we produced more, so in that sense I am satisfied,” he said.
The former AC Milan and Real Madrid legend added that the Nigerian team is good enough to lift the AFCON, with the qualities in the squad.
“I am sorry for my players for this loss. I hope that the fighting spirit that we have shown in this competition can be carried through into the future.”
“Nigeria have a good team and they can win the competition. They have the players that can win it for them.”
Meanwhile, Cameroon football governing body FECAFOOT will meet to discuss the future of Seedorf and his compatriot Patrick Kluivert after the tournament.