By AFESEH APONG
Sports writer kick442.com, Cameroon.
The intermediate lions of Cameroon have played a Zero all tie with their Rwandan counterparts, in friendly game ahead of the 2020 African Nations championship.
It was a fourth international friendly for Yves Clement Arroga and his intermediate lions, but they failed to produce the kind of spectacle expected by the fans.
An insipid first half saw Cameroon testing Goalkeeper Kimenyi Yves just once, at the 20th minute of play, while on the other side, Goalkeeper Simon Omossola of Cameroon, was virtually on holiday.
Coach Vincent Mashami of galvanized his team at half time, and injected fresh blood in Byiringiro Lague, Niyonzima Ally, Iyabivuze Osée, Ngendahimana Eric and Kwizera Olivier.
When Rwanda was pressurizing, Yves Clement Arroga brought in Rene Ndi, Yahaya Abdoulaye, Alain Thierry Akono and later on Hansi Muller Mbappe and Nguede Nguede Junior. Their coming in brought more explosiveness in Cameroon’s attack, especially with Thierry Akono’s runs down the right hand side.
A virgin score line situation would sanction the game and looked a fair result for both sides.
In his post match conference, intermediate lions head coach, Yves Clement Arroga, admitted that they had in front of them, a solid Rwandan squad.
“We had in front of us a Rwandan team that is already ready for the CHAN, but we are still continuing with our preparations. It was a match that was more technical. We entered into the game a bid late. We will continue working hard so that this team can advance”, said Arroga.
” I will allow the guys to rest a bit, because we have done a lot of work already. They need some rest and to play for their clubs, and when they come back, we will engage a bloc training camp, so as to come out with a team that everyone is expecting”.
Coach Yves Clement Arroga however declared that the door is still open for players who will prove that they merit to be the team.
In four international friendlies played, Yves Clement Arroga and his boys have recorded two wins (against Chad and DR Congo) and draws against the Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
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