Seedorf eyes positive start as Cameroon coach

Seedorf eyes positive start as Cameroon coach
Shehu Abdullahi of Nigeria challenges Zambo Andre of Cameroon during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Cameroon on September,1st 2017 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium ©Kabiru Abubakar/fotodezamora

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Sep 07, 2018. 12:45

Cameroon will be hoping for a positive start under new head coach Clarence Seedorf when they take on Comoros in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh in Mitsamiouli on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 14h00 CAT.

The defending champions, who have already booked their place at next year's tournament by virtue of being hosts, beat Morocco 1-0 in their Group B opener last year.

The Indomitable Lions have entered a new era under former Dutch international Seedorf, with both Benjamin Moukandjo and Christian Bassogog dropped for the clash.

But, with the likes of Fulham's Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and forward Vincent Aboubaker at their disposal, the five-time champions will be expected to make light work of their opponents.

Cameroon were last in action back in May against Burkina Faso in France. The Burkinabe ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a goal from Bertrand Traore.

Les Coelacantes, who have yet to qualify for an Afcon tournament, are winless in their last five matches. The Island nation were last in action at the 2018 Cosafa Cup competition hosted in South Africa.

Comoros lost their Group B opener 1-0 away to Malawi.

Referee Gehad Grisha of Egypt will take charge of the clash.

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