AFCON 2021 Group A Preview: Cape Verde aim to put out Cameroon fire – Ghana Latest Football News, Live Scores, Results
Seeking to maintain their unblemished record at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon will face Cape Verde at Paul Biya Stadium on Monday.
Cameroon have already qualified for the Round of 16, while Cape Verde are looking to join the host nation in the Round of 16 with a positive result in Olembe.
Cameroon have picked up two wins in as many games following a 4-1 win over Ethiopia on Thursday.
Toni Conceicao’s men found themselves behind in no time through Dawa Hotessa’s fourth-minute opener before two goals each from Karl Toko Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar turned the game upside down.
Since a 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast in September, the Indomitable Lions have won six matches in a row by a combined score of 15-3.
An opportunity to roll the juggernaut awaits you against an opposing team that took a 3-1 victory in the last meeting between the teams.
Having already successfully made it through the group stages, the Central Africans can afford to approach Monday’s competition with a lot of pressure on their backs.
Buoyed by a win over Ethiopia on matchday one, Cape Verde were beaten 1-0 by Burkina Faso in their second group game on Thursday.
The match was decided in the 39th minute when Hassane Bande opened the scoring to condemn Pedro Brito’s men to defeat.
It was the first defeat in six matches for the Blue Sharks since a 2-1 loss to Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers.
Possible starting line-up from Cape Verde: Vozinha; Stopira, Lopes, S. Fortes; D. Tavares, Santos, Borges, J. Fortes; Rodrigues, J. Tavares, Monteiro
Possible starting composition from Cameroon: Onana; Fai, Onguene, Ngadeu, Tolo; Kunde, Anguissa, Oum Gouet; Ekambi, Aboubakar, Ngamaleu