DURBAN (South Africa) (AFP) Cameroons Group E clash against Denmark is the equivalent of a final if the African side are to progress in the World Cup, midfielder Enoh Eyong Takang said on Wednesday. The Indomitable Lions, whose appearance in South Africa is a record sixth at a World Cup for an African nation, slipped to a 1-0 loss to Japan in their opening game thanks to a 39th-minute winner from Keisuke Honda. Cameroon were unable to conjure an equaliser despite late pressure, with captain and star striker Samuel Etoo playing in a deep-lying role and failing to make a significant impact on the game. Its our final, said Eyong of the match against the Danes in Pretoria on Saturday, which follows the meeting between early pacesetters the Netherlands and Japan in Durban. It really is a do-or-die game. We must win it if we want a chance to progress. The atmosphere in the squad is good and were now looking forward to that game, while not forgetting the errors we committed in the match against the Japanese. Eyong said Cameroon must unleash its potent forward line in a bid to harry the Danes, who slipped to a 2-0 loss to the Dutch in their opening game. We have to get the strike force going, the Ajax player said. We will have to score on Saturday. Goalkeeper Hamidou Souleymanou, who plays for Kayserispor in Turkey, added that Cameroon would be taking Denmark seriously. "They are a good team. We lost our first game, as they did, so it will not be easy for either side come Saturday." We are definitely not taking Denmark as an easy team to play. It is the World Cup and every country is obviously ready to give everything it has to win the game. He added: The important thing for us is to look ahead as a group and give our best to get the victory. Eyong said that the Cameroon squad were not too stressed by the upcoming game. Its a World Cup game and in every World Cup game you come under pressure, he said. We have expectations from back home but football without pressure is not football. It just pushes us to give more in the next game. The midfielder added that Cameroon were not all about Etoo, the three-time African football of the year who this year won the Champions League, Italian league and cup titles with Inter Milan, just a year after doing the same in Spain with Barcelona. Were not all about Etoo. Hes a great player, no doubt, but were here as a squad. Cameroon federation president Iya Mohammed, however, hinted at some dissent in the squad, although that was palpable by its absence in a good-natured training session on Wednesday. Whatever the problems are between the players, I dont think theres anyone who wants to betray the country by not doing their job, Mohammed said, adding that a victory over the Danes would resolve everything. We need to be friends to play football. Were not asking them to go on holiday together.