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Cameroon – Mozambique: Lions Squash Mambas In Perfect Douala Home -Coming



Giovanni Wanneh,

Sports Writer

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon defeated Mozambique, nicknamed the Mambas by a 4-1 margin this evening, at the new – look reunification stadium.

This was the first time the Lions were playing in Douala for over 22 years.

Cameroon started the game like they meant it.

From the very start, Jean Charles Castelleto joined in on the Lions first attack. His shot from Moumie Ngamaleu’s corner hit the side netting, inside the opening 5 minutes.

The crosses began coming in all shapes and sizes from Olivier Mbaizo and Ambroise Oyongo. 16 minutes through the first half, Oyongo whipped in a delicious cross, headed over by Lions skipper Vincent Aboubakar.

It was all about Cameroon, with the Lions mounting pressure to draw first blood. Mozambique’s goalkeeper Julio Pedro watched Bassogog; a constant menace throughout scuff his 21 minute shot, after what looked a delightful pass, and a certain assist from Moumie Ngamaleu.

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Moumie Ngamaleu up against Zainadine Junior, decided to go for goal, and had his shot blocked at the 29 minute. The pass to Toko or Bassogog was on, but the Yong Boys of Bern man had other ideas.

Finally the goal came for the Lions at the 37 minute courtesy Vincent Aboubakar. A wicked corner from Ngamaleu met Bassogog, whose volley into the box found the head of Aboubakar for 1 – 0 Cameroon.

A late chance For Mozambique via a moment of quick thinking from an Elias Gaspar’s free kick, met Nainadine Junior who couldn’t convert.

In the start o f the second half, coach Luis Goncalves made four substitutions to try and change the game’s complexion.

The men of Tony Conceicao Scored twice within the space of 10 minutes to shut down any Mozambican hopes. Aboubakar completed his brace at the 47 minute, while a towering header from Zambo Anguissa made it three one on 56 minutes.

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Second half substitute Kamo Kamo kevin reduced tally to 3-1 for Mozambique at the 74 minute. However, Njie Clinton’s power strike at the 80th minute sealed the deal.

Cameroon takes the lead in group F as leaders, after the massive victory.

The reversed fixture will be played on November 17 in Mozambique.

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AFCON 2021: Algeria, Mali, Senegal and Tunisia join host, Cameroon.



A total of four nations plus host, Cameroon have booked their places in the next edition of the Total Africa Cup of nations to be in held in Cameroon in January 2022. 

Cameroon who had already qualified as host, used the qualifiers to better prepare for the finals proper. They are currently topping their group with 10 points after four playing days.

Current champions,  Algeria also booked their place after a 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe.  Tunisia, Senegal and Mali completes list of successful candidates so far.

Chad, Sao Tome and Principe,  Togo, and Eswatini can no longer qualify for the finals mathematically.

Algeria’s national team

Complete results of Match day four plus standings. 

Group A

Chad 1-1 Guinea

Namibia 1-2 Mali

Group B

Malawi 0-0 Burkina Faso

South Sudan 1-0 Uganda

Group C

Sao Tome and Principe 2-4 South Africa

Sudan 1-0 Ghana

Group D

Angola 0-1 Dr. Congo

Gambia 2-1 Gabon

Group E

Burundi 3-1 Mauritania

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Central African Rep. 0-2 Morocco

Group F

Rwanda 0-0 Cape Verde

Mozambique 0-2 Cameroon

Group G

Comoros 2-1 Kenya

Togo 1-3 Egypt

Group H

Zimbabwe 2-2 Algeria

Botswana 1-0 Zambia

Group I

Eswatini 0-0 Congo

Guinea Bissau 0-1 Senegal

Group J

Equatorial guinea 1-0 Libya

Tanzania 1-1 Tunisia

Group K

Madagascar 1-1 Cote d’Ivoire

Ethiopia 3-0 Niger

Group L

Sierra Leone 0-0 Nigeria

Lesotho 0-0 Benin

With five nations already qualified for the finals,  19 places are up for grabs as the final two rounds will come up in March 2021 to complete the 24 candidates for the next edition of the Total Africa Cup of nations to be held in Cameroon in January 2022.

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Tokyo Preparations | Egypt hits Brazil twice !




Egypt’s Karim El Iraqi Scored Equalizer goal

In the final match of the friendly tournament organized in Egypt last week , Egypt U23 and AFCON trophy holders came back over Brazil’s U23 early advance goal with 2 magnificent goals in the 2nd half with signature of Karim El Iraqi (Right back #13) , followed by Ahmed Yasser Rayyan (Striker #11)

Egypt U23 National Team





The friendly tournament held by participation of the third party South Korea who draw the opening game with Egypt goalless score , and suffered their second game against Brazil in a 1-3 loss to the South American football tycoons

Worthy to mention that Egypt made their significant victory in absence of their major trio Ramadan Sobhi (Team captain), Mostafa Mohamed (Top Scorer) and Ahmed Fattouh (Left Back) who joined Senior National team squad to play AFCON qualifier aller/retour games again Togo , which Egypt wone both games 1-0 home and 3-1 away just 1 hours before U23 historical victory yesterday over a full aquad of Brazilian Europe based squad in their same preparations for Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021 summer

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Mozambique vs Cameroon: Indomitable Lions extend unbeaten run to six matches under Antonio Conceicao.



Cameroon’s indomitable lions have extended their undefeated streak under coach,  Antonio Conceicao as the Lions triumph over the Mambas 2-0 in Maputo,  Mozambique in the ongoing AFCON qualifiers. 

Goals from Vincent Aboubakar and Serge Tabekou were enough to seal a 2-0 win for the Indomitable Lions.

The win for Cameroon extends the team’s unbeaten record to six matches since Antonio Conceicao took over from Clarence Seedorf some 13 months ago.

Antonio Conceicao

The indomitable lions of Cameroon have now scored seven goals in 6 matches and have conceded just one goal in the process.

It should be noted that the lions scored six goals in the Mozambique double header,  more than the number of goals the lions scored in their previous 8 matches including the four matches played in AFCON 2019.

With such improvement,  many say the era of Antonio Conceicao might bring some positives going in to the future.

Cameroon tops group F with 10 points after 4 games played and their next real test will be away to Cape Verde in March next year.

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