Mild draw for Cameroon
Samuel Eto’o and Eyong Enoh back for the Lions?
Lying nineteenth on FIFA’s log of African countries, the adversary of Denis Lavagne’s men has been considered the lightweight of the second group, which comprised amongst others Senegal, DR Congo and Libya.
On top of that, Cameroon will have the slight advantage of hosting the return leg, as they attempt to validate their ticket to South Africa in front of their public.
But for newly selected Indomitable Lion Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo, it is not yet time to celebrate as there are still two matches between them and a possible qualification.
“For the next round, Cape Verde seem like easy prey on paper. But football has become unpredictable; there are no more easy targets. We are definitely going to remain focused in order to approach this team with the greatest humility. It is true that Cameroon have often taken it a bit too easily when they have not had much to fear in their opponent of the day. But I believe that with Cape Verde, given that this is a qualification that we want badly, we are going to try to play our best game and to delight the Cameroonian public. But as you know, against big teams, the small nations always feel a burst of pride and want to win the match at all costs,” warned the Coton Sport player.
Cameroon might also be able to count on their captain, Samuel Eto’o, as well as some of their big-name players like Jean II Makoun, Benoît Angbwa or Benoît Assou-Ekotto, who have all missed call-up for a long time now.