Milla thinks Aboubakar can be one of the greatest African footballers

Thu 03 February 2022 | 11:56

The Cameroon football legend thinks the skipper can be one of the best footballers that have ever been made on the continent.

Vincent Aboubakar

, the Cameroon captain, can be one of the best African players, based on what the legendary

Roger Milla


The 30-year-old has been performing well at the

Africa Cup of Nations

, meeting the back of the net six times in five games so far.

South Africa

’s Benni McCarthy and


’s Hossam Hassan have a better tally as they scored seven goals in 1998 which was hosted by Burkina Faso.

The two-time African Player of the Year was impressed by the performance of the Saudi Arabia-based striker and he believes Aboubakar has the potential of being an African football great.


Aboubakar could be one of the greatest African footballers,"

Milla was quoted by BBC Sport Africa.

"Unfortunately, two years ago he suffered a very serious injury which sidelined him for four months.

"I'm very happy for him because he came into Afcon in good form. When he's playing, it's as if the whole country wants to make up for lost time and they want him to win.

"I hope he gets a goal against Egypt - and why not in the final?"

Cameroon are trying to grab a six African title. However, they should negotiate their way past Egypt in the semi-final on Thursday.

Milla thinks his country can be the champions should they defeat the North Africans in the semi-finals.


Egypt is a good footballing nation and they've proved that over the years,"

he continued.

"Cameroon might not have the technique of the Egyptians, but Cameroon have the aggression to win and the power to beat any team.

"I think Cameroon will be motivated, but it's a difficult Afcon and it'll be difficult to get past Egypt. I think that if we can get past Egypt, Cameroon will be favourites.

"I've watched a lot of Afcon, I am a supporter of the Indomitable Lions.

"We are here to support them in the final because we have been waiting for this victory for 50 years in our country."

source: SportMob

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