Under-20 Lions gaffer Ousmanou Christophe has told reporters that his team’s one – all draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo, was partially due to delay before match kickoff.
Cameroon raised the 2020 UNIFFAC curtains against the DRC after CHAD backed out of the competition, in the blink of an eye.
‘It’s true that we wanted all three points but this is football. We’ve left the match with a point. All hope is not lost yet. We have to think of mobilizing these children so our second game can be positive,’ Ousmanou opined.
We had massive opportunities to score, but we couldn’t convert at the end
The gaffer then hinted on an unusual event that might have taken his boys out of the game, even before the start.
‘When you’re giving a timing and you respect, it is difficult to then come back and sit in the dugouts for 20 to 30 minutes after workouts, with the initial time not followed. This is extremely difficult.
‘I am not saying that’s the lone reason why we drew. We had massive opportunities to score, but we couldn’t convert at the end,’ Ousmanou Christophe ended.
Cameroon scored first courtesy their Renaissance starlet, Kevin Milla at the 18 minute, before Linda Mtanga equalised at the 73 minute.
Cameroon takes on Congo Brazaville in the days ahead, as they look to qualify for the next Under-20 AFCON to be hosted by Mauritania next year.