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Geremi - 'we are almost ready'

Geremi in action for Cameroon
Geremi says coach Paul Le Guen has brought professionalism to the team

Cameroon star Geremi says the squad are focussed on beating Morocco in Rabat on Saturday - a result which will take them to the World Cup in South Africa.

But he admits that the current generation harbour hopes of beating the Indomitable Lions' record at the tournament in Italia '90.

Then they were beaten by England after extra-time in the quarter finals in Naples.

"We are looking to try to do better than we did in '90," he told the BBC.

But Cameroon have to beat Morocco in Fez on Saturday to secure a place at the global showpiece.

The Indomitable Lions lead Group A by a point from Gabon, who play Togo in Lome.

Togo and Morocco are vying for the remaining Africa Cup of Nations spot from the group.

Cameroon have turned around their qualifying form after a defeat and a home draw in their first two games.

New coach Paul Le Guen, who replaced Otto Pfister in the job midway through the campaign, has brought a new professionalism to the squad, according to Geremi.

"We started very badly, and we know that is not good," he told the BBC's African sports programme Fast Track.

"The first thing [the coach brought with him] is professionalism.

"If things are working now it's because he brought us this kind of mentality.

"He is a top professional and a great manager."

The squad have been camping in Portugal ahead of the game on Saturday and will travel to Morocco on Friday.

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Cameroon ease into top spot
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Song left out of Cameroon team
12 Aug 09 |  African
Le Guen gets Mboma backing
16 Jul 09 |  African
Le Guen to take on Cameroon job
15 Jul 09 |  African
Dismissal triggered Pfister exit
27 May 09 |  African

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