By Etienne Mainimo, Sports Writer
Two Portuguese coaches will face each other this November as qualifiers of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON gets back to action. The qualifiers were suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
António Conceição of Cameroon and Luís Gonçalves of Mozambique will challenge each other as their respective teams face off each other in the third round of the AFCON qualifiers. Cameroon and Mozambique will on November 12 and 17 confront each other.
On November 12, Cameroon will be hoping to maintain sovereignty as they host Mozambique at the Douala Reunification stadium in Cameroon’s economic capital. Four days later, Mozambique will received them at the Vila Olímpica Stadium, Maputo.
Cameroon and Mozambique will be meeting for the fifth time. After four confrontations, Cameroon secured three wins and a defeat. Mozambique is still to register a win over Cameroon.
The last time the two nations meet was on April 11, 1999 in an Africa Nations group game. Cameroon thrashed their opponent 6-1 with Joseph-Desire Job and Patrick Mboma scoring twice each. Pierre Njanka and Patrick Suffo netted a goal each.
The clash this November will surely reawaken old rivalries as Mozambique hope to consolidate their supremacy in Group F against Cameroon who are on the second position. Both teams have four points each.
After naming their squad for the upcoming dwell, both Portuguese football trainers are hoping to register remarkable moments.
Mozambique coach have expressed optimism that his boys will put up a good performance against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in their upcoming game.
While Cameroon’s last five matches all ended in draws, Mozambique have registered two draws and three victories with five goals to their credit.