By DEWAH Fabrice TEH
Football Writer, kick442.com Cameroon
Cameroon senior men’s national football team will clash with Africa Cup of Nations debutants, Comoros Islands in the round of 16 of the 2021 AFCON currently taking place in Cameroon.
The Indomitable Lions had their fate confirmed after final Group E games staged on Thursday January 20, 2022.
Two time African champions, Ivory Coast overpowered current holders, Algeria 3-1 at the Japoma Stadium in Douala to end the group stage as pool toppers while Equatorial Guinea silenced returnees Sierra Leone 1 nil at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.
The results by Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea, cancelled possibilities of a fourth and final third placed team from Group E as Sierra Leone and Algeria quit the competition with two points and a point respectively.
The classification in Group E automatically brought in debutants Comoros Islands into the round of 16 before final games in Group F of the ongoing biennial African soccer festival.
Head Coach Abdou Amir’s Coelacanths were placed among one of the highest third ranked teams after finishing third in Group C behind Group winners, the Atlas Lions of Morocco and the Panthers of Gabon.
The Islanders defeated four time African champions Ghana 3-2 at the Garoua Roumde Adjia Stadium on Tuesday January 18 in their final group fixture.
The Coelacanths who are in their maiden participation in the final phase of the Africa Cup of Nations competition, will clash with host and five time African champions, Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Yaounde Olembe Stadium on Monday January 24, 2022.
Cameroon ended the group stages of the competition with 7points in Group A after wins against Burkina Faso and Ethiopia and a 1 all tie with the Blue Sharks of Ethiopia.
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