Sao Tome out to down African champions

Sao Tome out to down African champions
Cameroon players celebrate Michael Ngadeu goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon semifinal football match between Cameroon and Ghana at the Franceville Stadium in Gabon on 02 February 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Aug 10, 2017. 18:30

Sao Tome E Prinicipe will host the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a first leg 2018 CAF African Championships Qualifiers on Saturday.

The Falcons and True Parrots could be a bit rusty as they last played a competitive match against Madagascar during the 2019 CAF African Cup of Nations qualifiers preliminary round in March 2017.

The first leg saw them losing 1-0 and in the return leg, they also succumbed to a 3-2 defeat. Sao Tome, thought, will now want to bounce back and stun the reigning African champions.

Looking at Cameroon, they are fresh from the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup where they failed to win a single match in Russia in June.

They lost 2-0 to Chile, drew 2-2 against Australia before losing 3-1 to the eventual winners Germany in their final group stages tie.

Heading to this encounter, they will want to be in an uncompromising form to book a spot in Kenya next year.

The match will be staged at Estádio Nacional 12 de Julho in São Tome on Saturday at 17:00 (CAT).

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