By DEWAH Fabrice TEH
Sports writer, Kick442.com-Cameroon
Cameroon Indomitable Lions programmed international friendly with Guinea Bissau senior men’s national football team has been cancelled.
According to information from sources within both federations, the friendly was cancelled as a result of what both organs partly blame on difficulties faced in properly scheduling the fixture.
The Djurtus of Guinea who are currently in camp in Bissau, have failed to assemble a complete squad on time to favorably organize the friendly.
Most of the team’s players will be jetting in to join the rest of the selected AFCON squad in Bissau after January 3, 2022 as agreed by the Confederation of African Football, CAF and European Club Associations and other bodies for most European based players to participate in the AFCON early next year.
Guinean players, most of them based in Portugal, will only jet into the country after the January 3 timeline.
Head Coach Baciro Cande and the Guinean team will be camping in Conakry for the next one week before departure for Cameroon on January 5, 2022.
The team on Thursday December 30, 2021, received the country’s national flag and farewell from Guinea Bissau Head of State, President Umaro Sissoco Embalo with team Captain and goalkeeper, Djonas Mendes who received the flag on behave of his teammates, told to proudly represent the country during the forthcoming event.
The Head of State also promised to attend the Djurtus’ games if the team qualify for the round of 16 of the upcoming event.
Cameroon and Guinea will compete in Groups A and D respectively in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Indomitable Lions will be facing 2013 runners up, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and 2015 debutants and quarterfinalists, Cape Verde Islands at the Yaounde Olembe Stadium.
Meanwhile, Guinea Bissau which will be in its third consecutive appearance in the final phase of the Africa Cup of Nations since their debut in Gabon 2017, will be clashing with record 7 time champions, Egypt, three time winners, the Super Eagles of Nigeria and 1970 holders, Sudan at the Garoua Roumde Adja Stadium.
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022 with 24 nations shared in 6 pools, competing across five major cities in Cameroon.
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