By Charles Embola
Football writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Speaking About his sides massive group F opener against Tunisia:
“We shall engage the competition without pressure because our objectives are precise and to attain these, we have to go game by game without bothering about the rival before us. I believe that is our philosophy, to start the competition on a positive note.”
On wether the good form Mali enjoys recently depends on his longevity as Mali Boss;
“At the start, it looked too complicated, but when we took over, we brought in a clear vision which was based on reconstruction. That alone meant we needed patience and strong in-depth changes in the squad. This is now being felt in our defensive prowess, construction of play, and finishing.”
“We have in recent competitions produced the best attack ans conceded fewer goals while almost scoring for fun all the time. But our objectives remain we simply plan to win all our games even these reconstruction phase of the team and we trust we can show how mature and capable we have become throughout this particular AFCON.”
“We hope the AFCON 2021 will follow us to Mali.
On the health and fitness level of the team:
“We had some cases (12) of Covid, but carefully we have made progress with the number significantly dropping to three. We are ready though, to fight with the available weapons for on kickoff on Wednesday, we shall have no excuses to advance”
On him being voted Best African coach; “I think I owe this to my entire staff who subscribed to the principles and values we have clearly defined and are trying to implement on a daily basis. We have here a family, solid behind an idea and a course.”
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