Our football match prediction:
Stade d’Angondje will host the game between Burkina Faso and Cameroon. The Indomitable Lions aim to kick off their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a victory, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. It has been 15 years since Cameroon won their last CAN trophy and it has to be noted that they defeated Senegal in the title game at the 2002 tournament. Samuel Eto’o is no longer part of the national team and Beskitas attacker Vincent Pate Aboubakar will be the man to watch in Hugo Broos’ team. Burkina Faso, on the other hand, finished their qualifying campaign in top position in Group D, with the team leaving the likes of Uganda, Botswana and Comoros behind them. Les Etalons, though, face a difficult task in Saturday’s football game against Cameroon and we predict that the Indomitable Lions will pick up all three points from the match.
Highligted Player (Bertrand Traore):
Bertrand Traore is a pacey left-footed winger who plays for Ajax on loan from Chelsea. The Burkina Faso footballers scored 17 goals in 48 league appearances for Vitesse before joining Ajax on 12 August, 2016. Traore made his Ajax debut in a 2-2 draw with Roda, coming as a substitute in the second half of the game. He made his Champions League debut for the Amsterdammers against Rostov on August, 2016. Bertrand, though, is still a Chelsea player and his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit expires on 30 June, 2019. Traore a winger, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well. The Burkina Faso footballer was born on 6 September, 1995 and he made his debut for the Burkina Faso national team on 3 September, 2011 in a friendly game against Equatorial Guinea. The same year he won the African U17 Championship with Burkina Faso as the Stallions defeated Rwanda in the final of the tournament.
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 Africa 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’o made 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.