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Intermediate lions: Ndtoungou Mpile’s prescription for success



Afeseh Apong,

Sports Writer

Newly appointed head coach of the intermediate lions of Cameroon, Martin Ndtoungou Mpile, as called on players to show determination, as they gear up for the African Nations championship.

Ndtongou Mpile was appointed coach on Wednesday October 21, following a joint MINSEP_FECAFOOT meeting, that ended with the sacking of Yves Clement Arroga.

The new head coach and his assistance, Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso and David Pagou, met with the players for the first time since their appointment, on Sunday October 25, as they opened a training camp at the CAF Excellence center in Mbankomo.

According to FECAFOOT’s official website, the tactician official presented his ambitions and expectations to the preselected players in a meeting on Sunday evening, stating clearly his wish to win the competition on home soil. A wish which he says needs the total dedication of the players.

Everyone in the group must be determined and performant, if we must succeed”, Ndtongou Mpile told his players.

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Haven previously served as a supervisor during the reign of Arroga, Mpile says it gave him the opportunity to know the players, but he can only evaluate them based on their performance in upcoming friendly games.

The intermediate lions are expected to be in camp for the next two weeks. It is their third training camp after the COVID_19 break.

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CHAN Preps: Djibouti Lets Lead Slide To Inconsistent Cameroon



Giovanni Wanneh,

Djibouti shared the spoils once more with the Intermediate Lions after having taken the lead on Thursday November 12, 2020.

This was the reserved fixture of the CHAN preparations game against these two, after cameroon had come from behind to beat Djibouti 2-1, on November 9.

Martin Ndtongou Mpile set up with a 4-3-3 formation, starting with;

Goalkeeper : Dande junior

Defenders: youssoufa houzaifi, yamkam À Mbouri, Banga , Pendant.

Midfielders : Meyoupo, Onana et Tchuenté.

Forwards : Ako’o , Boyomo, Nlend.

Despite the gaffer repeating some names in his starting 11, and trying to stabilise the squad, his side still looked inconsistent, and at times, incapacitated.

Djibouti, just like on November 9, took the lead through Mourad Abdoulkader in the first half.

It looked a certain victory for the outsiders, until a Certain Serge Andolou came on later in the game to convert a penalty, deep into the second half for Cameroon.

It is outrageous how the intermediate Lions have had these ‘back and forth movements,’ under her new gaffer.

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Ndtongou Mpile has drawn two, and won another two in his first four games this far. Simply not good enough for a team hosting the African Nations Championship in January.

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CHAN Preparations:”I am satisfied that we won the game”, Martin Ndtongou Mpile.



The head coach coach of the intermediate Lions,  Martin Ndtongou Mpile says he is happy and satisfied with his team 2-1 win over Djibouti.

The intermediate Lions outplayed Djibouti 2-1 in an international friendly in preparation for the upcoming African Nations Championship to be held in Cameroon next January 2021.


Djibouti took the lead as Mahamond Doualem scored the game’s opener from close range but two quick goals from PWD’s Basile Yankam and Ebembe Elimbi sealed a 2-1 win for Coach Martin Ndtongou’ s troops.

The 62 year-old was satisfied after a brilliant comeback against Djibouti.

“I am satisfied that we won the game. It’s a new team and I think we have so many things to work on. We are going to do it during the training sessions.  We are going back to the errors we did today and I think that next time we are going to do better”, Ndtongou said after the game. 

It should be noted that Martin Ndtongou has now recorded two wins and one draw since he succeeded Clement Arroga as coach of the intermediate Lions.

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The reversed fixture between the two teams will come up still in Cameroon on November 12, 2020.

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Pre CHAN Friendly: Intermediate Lions Come From One Down To Defeat Djibouti



Giovanni Wanneh,

Sports Writer

The Intermediate Lions of Cameroon came from one down to defeat Djibouti, in the first of two friendlies – today at the Yaounde Omnisports stadium.

It was a goal fest in the first segment, with Djibouti first getting the better of Cameroon.

The visitors first opened scores with Doualem Mahamoud, before two goals in quick succession from Basile Yamkam and Francis Elimbi, changed the game’s narrative.

After recording two assists in the den, Yamkam was the most unlikeliest of goalscorers on the day for team Cameroon.

Francis Elimbi struck before the end of the first half to seal the deal. That was the Stade Renard forward’s second in his first camping session.

A second half filled with caution; each team fearing the other’s strike power, the two teams kind of settled for the 2-1 score, Djibouti quitting to fight another day

The reversed fixture for coach Martin Ndtongou Mpile and lads still in Cameroon, comes up on thursday, November 12, 2020.

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