Taribo West has conceded that Nigeria are not the best team from Africa at the moment – but added that there is still time for them to catch Cameroon before the start of the tournament. « We are not the best team in Africa, Cameroon are, » he said.
Nigeria might have beaten Scotland on Thursday but West, who is currently without a club after quitting Kaiserslautern, says that Cameroon are still ahead.
He said: « We are not the best team in Africa, Cameroon are. They are the leaders of African football, the team we must all emulate.
« If we are to succeed in Japan next month we must be like Cameroon. We must believe that we can beat England, Sweden and Argentina. »
Cameroon are undefeated since hiring German coach Winfried Schafer and won the African Nations Cup in Mali