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Ethiopia aim to spoil Lions early feast in Yaounde

Ethiopia aim to spoil Lions early feast in Yaounde

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will aim to collect the three points to qualify for the next round of TotalEnergies AFCON 2021 when they try to hunt down the Walya Ibex of Ethiopia in the second day of the competition.

Vincent Aboubacar’s penalty brace against Burkina Faso in the first Group A match ensured three points in a dramatic comeback. Cameroon will be hoping to secure a place in the round of 16 on Thursday.

The match will be staged at the stunning Olembe Stadium with the fans expected to play a key part in the Indomitable Lions quest for victory against Ethiopia.

Antonio Conceiçao, Indomitable Lions coach will count on an already established squad for a match which promises to be within his reach against an Ethiopian team which returns to TotalEnergies AFCON after missing the last three editions (2015, 2017 and 2019).

“We prepared our match in the best conditions and with the same determination as the first match played and won against Burkina Faso. All the players are ready for Thursday’s meeting,” said Cameroon’s coach Antonio Conceiçao.

Ethiopian will be hoping to stop Cameroon from holding an early party in Yaounde in their own quest to salvage their tournament status following a 1-0 defeat to the Cape Verde on Sunday.

Winners of the 1962 edition, the Walya will play their game on Thursday against Cameroon with an offensive tactical scheme to unlock the game from the start.

For Ethiopia’s coach Wubetu Abate, Thursday’s game will be decisive. “We will play our chances to the end, especially as we will face a great team from Cameroon.

“We are proud to represent our country in this tournament and that boosts us even more. We will play against the host country, in front of their home crowd. He is a strong opponent but we will do our best to have a good game, “said Abate.

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