Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Cameroon will look to kick off their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign in style when they take on Burundi at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium. The Indomitable Lions won the bronze medal at the 2020 AFCON finals earlier this year, with the team scoring goals for fun in both group and knockout stages. To make things even better for the fans, Cameroon qualified for the 2022 World Cup finals thanks to a double-header win over Algeria.
A man to watch in the away team will be Vincent Aboubakar, who impressed at the showpiece tournament in Cameroon. All Choupo-Moting, Toko-Ekambi, and Zambo Anguissa made the cut as well. Burundi, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Namibia in the opening match of their AFCON qualifying campaign, but Cameroon will pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana, who found the net in the 1-1 draw with Namibia, is banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Saido Berahino):
Saido Berahino was born on 4 August, 1993 in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. He began his senior career at West Bromwich Albion at age 17, but in the 2011/2012 he was sent on loan to Northampton Town. After ending his loan spells with Brentford and Peterborough United in 2012, the right-footed attacker returned to the Hawthorns.
Berahino impressed in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign, with the English striker scoring 14 goals in 38 appearances for the team. At the end of the season he was on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur, but he eventually stayed at the Hawthorns.
Berahino has yet to make his England debut, but he scored ten goals in 11 appearances for England U21 team. It is well known that Berahino is a Manchester United fan. In 2015 he founded his own charity foundation which helps disadvantaged people in Great Britain improve the quality of their lives.
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.