Cameroon will take on the Democratic Republic of Congo today in Mons, Belgium in a warm up encounter towards the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The confrontation between the two countries will be the second in less than six months as both countries separated on a one-all tie in a friendly match in December in the build up to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Both sides seem to be in good shape judging from their latest results.
The Leopards who have been in camp in Belgium since June 1st, walloped a local division five football club, 14-0 while the Indomitable Lions who have equally been in camp since June 1st in France, beat Burkina Faso 3-2 on Saturday in a friendly at the Yves du Manoir de Colombes stadium in the outskirts of Paris.
After the encounter, the Lions were given a day off to rest and resumed training the day after at the Leonard de Vinci playground training twice a day in the morning an evening periods. The Lion’s squad which has been completed with the arrival of team captain, Stephane Mbia and Aurelien Chedjou, left France yesterday for Mons-Belgium for the friendly against the Democratic Republic of Congo today at 7 p.m.
However, attention is already focused on the match against Mauritania next Sunday in Yaounde, counting for the first day of play of the qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to take place in Gabon. The Lions are without their vice captain, Choupo Moting who is injured and will be out for three weeks. Choupo took aantage of his medical rest to get into wedlock in his native town of Hamburg in Germany.
The most striking feature of the Lions selected by Volker Finke is that most of the players called up are very young in the likes of Justin Mengolo, Christian Zock and Yaya Banana who were in the starting eleven in the friendly against Burkina Faso. There is also Feacutelix Eboa, Dani Ndi, Alexandre Kombi, Karl and Toko Ekambi who came in as substitutes.
Source : Cameroon Tribune