Cameroon on the cusp of CHAN qualification

Cameroon on the cusp of CHAN qualification
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 Bertin Basson

Saturday Aug 19, 2017. 14:10

Cameroon look sure to book their ticket to Kenya for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), following a 2-0 win over São Tomé and Príncipe in the first-leg Central Zone qualifier last weekend.

The reverse fixture will be hosted at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is at 16h30 CAT.

Frantz Pangop and Raymond Fosso found the back of the net for the Indomitable Lions last weekend as they eased to victory on the Island nation, and will be expected to do the same on home soil. The match in São Tomé and Principe was the first between the two nations, according to

Seleção dos Falcões e Papagaios have yet to qualify for a CHAN tournament. In contrast, Cameroon will be aiming to make an appearance a the continental competition for a third time.

Cameroon reached the quarterfinal stage at both the 2011 and 2016 editions, hosted in Sudan and Rwanda respectively.

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