Football legend Samuel Eto’o has warned Cameroon not to underestimate Gambia in their quarterfinal match on Saturday.

The Cameroonian legend who is also the president of the country’s football federation (Fecafoot) said The Gambia have a “good football team” but many of their opponents have underestimated because of their debutant status and football ranking.

The Gambia is the lowest ranked team at the African Cup of Nations tournament but have proved that they are not there to make up the numbers. 

“Your country (The Gambia) have a compact and good team. For me the problem other countries have done is that they underestimate Gambia, you cannot do this in football. 

“Gambia does not play amazing football that will amaze you but they have a collective [team spirit] and [being] collective is important. I have spoken to the head coach and I gave him the game plan to win on Saturday and may the best team win,” Eto’to told GamFoot Transfers in Douala. 

The Gambia who remain unbeaten after four games at the tournament will face hosts Cameroon in Douala in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Coach Tom says his team is ready for the encounter with Cameroon, one of the the tournament favourites. 

“We are here, we want to stay for a long time. What happens Saturday won’t change a lot about our feelings but the team, the players and the staff we have one goal and we will see what is possible,” Sainfiet said. 

“We want the side to be “respected” and become regular participants at the Africa Cup of Nations,” he added. 

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