Aug 9, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Cameroon hold first training session ahead of kick off

The postponed host of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon, was due to hold its first official training session at the Olembe Stadium on Tuesday afternoon when the local organizing committee started welcoming official delegations for the tournament, which begins on Sunday.


Olembe will host the Group ‘A’ games of the tournament, starting with the Sunday kick-off when the Indomitable Lions compete against the Stallions of Burkina Faso, which will follow on Tuesday evening from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Yaounde should fly wherever you camped.

The Burkinabe will be the fifth country to arrive in the host country.

Before the opening game, some Indomitable Lions players announced they were ready are, the history of the tournament.

How it will take place on home soil.

He explained that there is a winning spirit in the team.

“It is a great pleasure for me to reintegrate into the team because it wasn’t easy h spend five days in quarantine … the mentality and mindset (among the players) is that of winning, ”said the China-based striker.

Midfielder Frank Zambo Anguissa noted that teamwork will lead them to victory.

“We will continue at the same pace … we will give everything to win the trophy on home soil, which is our biggest goal,” said the Napoli player.

< Midfielder James Lea Siliki and striker Vincent Aboubakar completed coach Antonio Conceicao's list with 28 players when he joined the team in Yaounde on Sunday.

Cameroon are hoping for the sixth trophy and the champions of In 2017 the finalists from 2013 overwhelmed Burkina Faso, 1962 winners Ethiopia and Cape Verde in the group stage.

The 33rd edition of the tournament will be played for the first time with 24 teams in five cities in Cameroon.

The Central African country was originally founded with the orientation d he commissioned the 2019 finals, but the Confederation of African Football (CAF) later relocated the competition to Egypt, citing infrastructure delays caused by Cameroon.