Despite opening the tournament with a win, Cameroon head coach Thomas Libiih advised his players to remain focused on the on-going U-17 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.
Cameroon’s Under-17 side outwitted fellow West African outfits Guinea with a 2-0 win on Monday, through goals by Steve Regis Mvoue and Leonel Wamba Djouffo.
Cameoon are now on top of Group B with three points but Libiih urged his players to keep on improving their game despite a superb performance displayed by youngsters against Guinea.
“Yes we won the first game, but I feel like we have not yet won because we need to do much better and keep improving in every game,” Libiih said.
Despite being tipped by many to win the tournament, the 51-year-old gaffer haughtily claimed that his side would have been performing better but they were affected by the expulsion of three players who failed to pass the Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests.
“Yes we now have only 18 players in the camp but we are focused and we shall treat every game like a final,” he added.
Cameroonian players who failed MRI tests includes Camal Ryan Moumbagna, Arc-En-Ciel Mintongo Mpal and Aliou Soulemanou Hendji.
Cameroon’s two remaining group B games will be against Morocco on Thursday April 18th and their counterparts Senegal on Sunday April 21st.
They need just one win from the two games to make it to the semifinals of the tournament as well as the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Brazil later this year.