Cameroon players have expressed their delight at helping the African nation qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The country has now qualified for six of seven World Cup finals since 1990, and they head to Brazil after a 4-1 aggregate win over Tunisia in their play-off.
Cameroon won the second leg by that margin, 4-1, after holding Tunisia at bay in the first leg in October, and both Jean Makoun and Stephane Mbia said it was just reward for their struggles – which saw them fail to reach consecutive Africa Cup of Nations events in 2012 and 2013.
“We’ve been through several long and difficult years,” said Makoun, who scored a brace in the result.
“Now, I think we identified the problem, which is concord among us. We can achieve better results in the future and I think our performance today shows that we have a bright future.”
Mbia added: “We are very happy. We have had some difficult years but this is the result of having a strong group.”
Cameroon captain Samuel Eto’o, who came out of retirement in September to help his side reach the finals, was undoubtedly pleased with the outcome.
“Brazil, here we come,” the Chelsea man told the crowd at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde.