Benjamin Moukandjo of Cameroon celebrates goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Burkina Faso and Cameroon at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 14 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Sunday Jun 18, 2017. 17:00
Cameroon’s national team has become a family according to captain Benjamin Moukandjo, who will lead the side later today in a FIFA Confederations Cup clash against Chile.
The Indomitable Lions showed their spirit and power earlier this year when they won the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
And Moukandjo believes their experience in winning the continental championship turned them from friends into family.
“Over time, and especially during the Cup of Nations campaign, we all became firm friends,” the Lorient attacker told FIFA.com.
“We headed off to the tournament as a team, but while we were there we became a family.
“We knew that we had to create a real team spirit so that we could compete with nations with talented individuals, because we don’t have any real stars in the team.”
Moukandjo added, “Now, as captain, I’ll try to make sure that this positive atmosphere continues for as long as possible.
“When you get that kind of brotherly love, you want it to last forever. The more experienced players like me have been doing all we can to maintain this team spirit.”
Cameroon’s Group B clash against Chile will be played at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow, kick-off at 20h00 CAT.