Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2017 match:
A place in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals will be at stake when Senegal and Cameroon face each other at Stade fe Franceville on Saturday evening. The Lions of Teranga impressed in the group stages of the showpiece tournament in Gabon, with the team beating the likes of Tunisia and Zimbabwe in the process, while sharing the spoils with Algeria. Liverpool ace Sadio Mane has already netted two goals at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and he will be the man to watch in Aliou Cisse’s team in Saturday’s football match against Cameroon. Thanks to a goalless draw with hosts Gabon the Indomitable Lions booked their place in the quarter-finals, but they face an uphill task in the clash against Senegal. Sadio Mane and Co. seem to be on top of their game at the moment and we predict that they will make it to the Africa Cup of Nations semis.
Highlighted Player (Kara Mbodji):
Kara Mbodji is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Belgian side Anderlecht as a defender. Mbodji played for the likes of Tromso and Genk in the past before joining Anderlecht on 7 August, 2015. The Senegalese defender signed a four-year deal with the Belgian outfit for a fee of €4.5 million and it has to be noted that he made 32 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 season.
His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. The 192-cm-tall footballer represented Senegal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and he participated at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as well.
He found the net in a 1-1 draw with South Africa in the second group game. Kara Mbodji was born in Ndiass on 11 November, 1989 and he played for Diambars during his youth career. In 2013 he won the Belgian Cup title with Genk.
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.