Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo will host Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Cameroon and Cape Verde Islands. Even though the Indomitable Lions have already booked their place at the 2021 tournament as the home country, we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Cape Verde Islands. The Cameroonians are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but head coach Toni must warn his men against complacency.
PSG attacker Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will be the man to watch in the home team, and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Cape Verde Islands, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Togo in their last warm-up game, but beating Cameroon in Yaounde is easier said than done. In their last meeting in a competitive match, Cameroon recorded a 2-1 win over Cape Verde Islands.
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.