Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
After failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, Cameroon are determined to book their place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Indomitable Lions kicked off their qualifying campaign in style, with the team beating Morocco in front of home fans, but they dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Comoros in their second group game. The Cameroonians aim to return to winning ways and they are considered favourites to win Friday’s football match against Malawi. A man to watch in the home team will be Porto attacker Vincent Aboubakar, who has already netted four goals in Primeira Liga so far this term. Malawi, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal in 2018 and seeing that they are on an eight-game winless run in all competitions ahead of the trip to Yaounde, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Kameni):
Carlos Kameni is considered one of the best African goalkeepers of all times. The Cameroonian international played for Kadji Sports during his youth career and in 2000 he signed a contract with Le Havre. Four years later Carlos Kameni joined Espanyol and he made no less than 222 appearances for the Catalan outfit.
On 13 January, 2012 the Cameroonian shoot-stopper moved to fellow La Liga side Malaga and he has been playing for los Boquerones ever since. Carlos Kameni was born in Douala, Cameroon on 18 February, 1984 and 18 years later he represented his homeland at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
He made Cameroon 2010 FIFA World Cup squad as well, but he did not see any game action at the showpiece tournament as French tactician Paul Le Guen preferred Souleymanou Hamidou over him. You should have in mind that Kameni’s older brother Mathurin was a goalkeeper as well. Carlos was named the Best African Goalkeeper for the 2006/2007 season.
Highlighted Team (Cameroon):
Cameroon are an African team that played their first ever game against Belgian Congo back in 1956. The Indomitable Lions made 7 appearances at the World Cup finals and they recorded their best result at the major tournament in 1990. Cameroon made it to the 1990 World Cup quarter-finals by beating Colombia in the last 16, but England proved to be a big catch for the African team.
Speaking of African Cup of Nations, Cameroon clinched their fourth CAN trophy in 2002, when they defeated Senegal in the title game. A number of world-class footballers played for the Indomitable Lions in the past and the likes of Samuel Eto’o, Rigobert Song, Roger Milla, Patrick M’Boma, Stephane Mbia and Geremi are the most notable players who were part of the Cameroonian national football team.
Samuel Eto’omade 118 appearances for Cameroon, scoring 56 goals for the national team and he is regarded as the team’s top scorer. Eto’o used to play for the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Everton and Sampdoria in the past.