By John Essien
Despite their shock 1-0 win over Nigeria in Lagos, Central African Republic (CAR) Coach, Raoul Savoy believes the Super Eagles would have it easy in Cameroon, owing to the favourable condition of the Douala pitch.
The Wild Beasts are meant to play their home matches of the qualification tournament at the Japoma Stadium, Douala, due to CAF’s non-approval of the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium in Bangui.
The Spaniard noted that things would have been more difficult for the three-time African champions if the match was staged in the country’s capital.
“The Super Eagles are lucky that this match will be played in Cameroon and not Bangui. It would have been tough for them,” he told Goal.
“Nobody comes there to defeat us. The likes of Morocco, Algeria and Cote d’Ivoire have played in Bangui [and they failed to win].
“We are playing in Douala that has a very good pitch, so it will be easier for Nigeria to play us than in Bangui.
“For us, the change of venue will not be a problem for us because long before the stadium issue, we are used to playing away from home.
“Also, we have many of our citizens living in Cameroon, hopefully, if the stadium is open, we will have the support from fans,” he added.
In the wake of their victory over the Eagles, the Central Africa Republic are placed third in Group C having garnered four points from three outings.
After taking on Gernot Rohr’s side in Douala, Savoy’s men will visit Cape Verde on November 13 at the Estadio Municipal Aderito Sena in Mindelo.
Three days later, they face Liberia in their last game of the second stage of the qualification series.