Cameroon start their AFCON defence campaign against Morocco

Cameroon start their AFCON defence campaign against Morocco
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jun 09, 2017. 10:30

The reigning African champions, Cameroon, will welcome Morocco as they get their 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group B qualiying campaign underway on Saturday.

Coach Hugo Broos' men are still in high spirits after lifting the trophy in Gabon in the final as they beat Egypt earlier this year.

Ahead of this encounter, the hosts beat Tunisia, but lost to Guinea 2-1 in friendly internationals and will now hope to return to winning ways.

This highly anticipated encounter is set to be the third clash between these two footballing nations - the previous two produced a draw and a win for the Indomitable Lions.

Looking at the visiting Atlas Lions, they are also highly prepared for this meeting as they have been busy with friendly matches as well.

Gunning for the first three points in the group is what coach Herve Renard is looking to secure in Yaounde come Saturday.

Ahead of this clash, Renard led his men to two wins over Tunisia and Burkina Faso, but they were defeated by the Netherlands in Agadir last month.

The 2012 and 2015 AFCON winning coach with Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire managed to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament in Gabon with Morocco.

The encounter will be staged at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé at 16:00 (CAT) on Saturday.

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