G.Mandjeck and Clarence Seedorf before the media


In the aftermath of Cameroon’s zero all draw with the black Stars of Ghana in their day two game of the ongoing AFCON in Egypt, indomitable lions head coach, Clarence Seedorf spoke more about his midfielders, during the post_match presser. Cameroon’s Midfield once again put in a commanding display against Ghana.

George Constant Mandjeck captained the team for 74 minutes, before handing the captain band to Choupo Moting, when he came in for Gaetan Bong. During the post match press conference, Clarence Seedorf was asked to evaluate the performance of his Midfielders, especially Mandjeck the Dutch man was straight in his response. “Mandjeck for us is a very important player,he is experienced, he knows very well how to help the defenders and he is very confident”.

Zambo Anguisa for the second game running, put in a man of the match performance, but surprisingly was pulled out late on for Kunde Malong. His withdrawal gave the Ghanians more movements up front, as the black Stars almost put Cameroon on the sword in the last 10 minutes. Many are of the opinion that Anguisa should have stayed on till the end of the game, but coach Clarence Seedorf explained his substitution. He said “Anguisa was taken out for 10 minutes. He gave a lot in the match and just because he went out, things changed. We made some silly choices and Ghana had some opportunities to create some chances at the end of the match, but I think all the Midfielders performed well”.

Seedorf also chose to drop Arnaud Djoum from his starting XI, despite the Midfielder having a fair game during their group opener against Guinea Bissau. Seedorf could not avoid questions on his decision to only limit Djoum to a place on the bench.”we tried to manage well the fitness of the players, this is the end of the season Arnaud Djoum has had an incredible long season with Hearts, where he played all the matches and we are not qualified yet and we still have an important match to play”.

Seedorf may likely inject some fresh blood in his team to face the squirrels of Benin in their last group game, as the lions eye a victory which could see them finish top of group F.

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