By Angu Lesley
Football writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The Under-20 Lions of Cameroon have begun training ahead of the 2021 Under-20 African cup of nations in Mauritania.
The boys of coach Christophe Ousmanou returned to the CAF Excellence center in Mbankomo-Cameroon on Wednesday afternoon for training ahead of the February 14 event.
Cameroon, the new-crowned champions of the the Central African regional tournament enter camp with a 32-players squad ahead of the eight-nations tournament.
The tournament kicks off on February 14th in Mauritania and is expected to run to the emd of the month.
Mauritania are host and managed by Cameroon-born trainer Mesack Njoya and are seen as Cameroon’s major challengers for the title.
The following twelve teams qualified for the final tournament dating back to the 1991 edition.
Team Zone Appearance Previous best performance
Mauritania (hosts) West A Zone 1st Debut
Morocco North Zone 5th Champions (1997)
Tunisia North Zone 1st Debut
Gambia West A Zone 3rd Third place (2007)
Ghana West B Zone 12th Champions (1993, 1999, 2009)
Burkina Faso West B Zone 4th Fourth place (2003)
Uganda Central-East Zone 1st Debut
Tanzania Central-East Zone 1st Debut
Central African Republic Central Zone 1st Debut
Cameroon Central Zone 10th Champions (1995)
Namibia South Zone 1st Debut
Mozambique South Zone 1st Debut.
The tournament kicks off on February 14th and runs till February 28th in Mauritania.
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