The indomitable lions of Cameroon had a trickish game in the last but one group qualifier game for the knockout stage of the Qatar 2022 world cup. On paper, The flames of Malawi were not the true treat, but the overconfidence nature of the lions could constitute a trap in this game.
The lions successfully made it through with 4 points to take home from this game.
Malawi 0-4 Cameroon was the scoreline of this game with goals from Vincent Aboubakar, Zambo anguissa and a brace from in-substitute Christian Bassogog in the last quarter of the game. It h s been long Cameroon hasn’t scored 4 goals in an official game. This scoreline came in as a booster towards the upcoming epic encounter against continental archrival Côte d’ivoire
Cameroon’s number oen safe hands Andre Onana marked his comeback between the sticks with a clean sheet , 8 months after serving a FIFA suspension for suspected doping. The Ajax goalkeeper didn’t have much to do on the pitch but spent most of the time talking to his defenders; a good ointment ahead of the Côte d’ivoire clash.
Leandre Tawamba The 31 years old is one of the most prolific forwards of the Saudi Arabian League. His last appearance with the team was in 2018 and since then, he hadn’t got the opportunity to show his worth. Coming into play in the last quarter of the game saw him touch about 8 balls and missing a goal scoring opportunity. He will certainly have much more to prove if given the chance to play against Côte d’ivoire on Tuesday night.
Antonio Conseçao’s unstable line up:
Cameroon’s coach proved once more in this game that he’s full of uncertainties when it concerns the 11 starters. This time around, he served a different team to the fans resting players like Fai Collins and giving another chance to Olivier Mbaizo, Nouhou tolo, Hongla in the midfield and testing a different attack line-up with almost the same players. Conseçao’s strategy is to line-up players not based on an asserted value but based on the stakes of the game and the quality of the opponent.
Against Côte d’ivoire, no one knows if it will be a 3-5-2, 4-3-3 or 4-2-4 system of play.
The indomitable lions will face Côte d’ivoire at the Japoma stadium on Tuesday November 2021 in an epic battle for the lone group D qualifying ticket into the knockout stages of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Côte d’ivoir leads the group with 13 points, while the lions are runner’s up, at just one point below the Ivorians (12 points).