Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Cameroon will be aiming to retain top position in Group A when they take on Ethiopia at Stade Paul Biya on Thursday afternoon. The AFCON 2021 hosts did well to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in their opener, and they are seen as favourites to win the second group game as well. A man to watch in the home team will be Vincent Aboubakar, who scored a brace against Burkina Faso, but Bayern Munchen ace Choupo-Moting is pushing for a start.
Ajax goalkeeper Onana should keep his place in goal. Ethiopia, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Cape Verde in their opener, and seeing that important defender Yared Baye misses the match through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the Indomitable Lions. When the two teams met at the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon defeated Ethiopia 3-2.
Highlighted Player (Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting):
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for Schalke 04 as a winger. Choupo-Moting joined die Knappen in 2014, but he played for fellow German sides Mainz, Nurnberg and Hamburger in the past as well. He was part of FC St. Pauli during his youth career.
The Cameroonian international, who was born in Altona, Hamburg, represented the Indomitable Lions at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and he made the Cameroon 2014 World Cup squad as well. Choupo-Moting is well known for his speed and he often makes life difficult for the opposition defenders. His main position is left wing, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well.
Choupo-Moting scored six goals in 28 appearances for Schalke in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but many people believe that he was producing much better performances with Mainz. The Cameroonian attacker scored 10 goals in 32 league appearances for die Nullfunfer in the 2013/2014 season. Choupo-Moting, who was born on 23 Match, 1989, began his youth career at Teutonia 05.