Cameroon look to secure AFCON ticket

Cameroon look to secure AFCON ticket
Jerome Onguene of Cameroon and Yamikani Chester of Malawi

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Mar 21, 2019. 10:00

Cameroon will look to secure a place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when they host the Comoros for their final Group B qualifier. The match is set to be staged at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on Saturday, 23 March, kick-off at 17h00 CAT.

Cameroon come into the match placed second on the standings with eight points from five matches, and they hold a three-point lead over the Comoros.

The Indomitable Lions, therefore, need only a draw to secure a place at the 2019 finals, while Les Coelacantes must win in Yaounde to claim a first-ever berth at the AFCON.

Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf says he is working hard at ensuring his team takes full advantage of their strengths and improve their attacking potency.

"Scoring goals comes and goes with time but the most important thing is that we continue creating chances. The entire team must work and we then we have to score goals," Seedorf told reporters in Yaounde earlier this week.

"We have to improve on our free-kicks and corners. We have to take advantage of our great physical power and the height in the team. This is something we've analysed and are keen on improving.”

Comoros coach Amir Abdou has done sterling work with his team (and been rewarded with a new contract) and the very fact that the minnows still have a shot at qualifying heading into the final round of matches is a highly creditable achievement.

The other Group B match this weekend is a ‘dead rubber’ between Malawi (already eliminated) and Morocco (already qualified) in Blantyre on Friday.

Gambian referee Bakary Gassama will take charge of the match in Yaounde.

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