By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Despite not seeing any game in the qualifiers, Cameroon’s U-17 Lions Coach Anicet Mbarga Foe says the work done by his predecessor and the present staff had already indicated that the country will be participating at the upcoming U-17 AFCON.
Coach Anicet Mbarga Foe spoke to the team media officer after concluding another training session this morning at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.
Cameroon and Congo have been selected by the Confederation of African Football, CAF to represent UNIFFAC amongst the 12 teams in the draws to take part in the U-17 AFCON to take place in Morocco from March 13 to 31.
“We knew we were going to represent Cameroon because the work that was done by the former team (Thomas Libih, Steve Mvoue) was very good and the heritage giving to us is very big,” Coach Anicet Mbarga Foe said.
“We knew it and so after the tournament in Limbe, we have tried to build a good team to go far in that competition. We did not have the opportunity to play the UNIFFAC tournament but we are very happy with the decision that came out.”
Some players who have been with the squad have been released because of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging scan), the main condition to be in the U-17 category. Coach Anicet is, however, confident with the squad he has although some players were released
“The difficulty in this category is not to have a lot of players but to have eligible players. We have worked hard since December to have a good team but we have restriction to remove those from category 5 and 6 and we have replaced them with new players,” Coach Anicet Mbarga added.
“We are confident and going about with our work without caring what people are saying out there. It is a little bit disappointing because we are all Cameroonians and our main job is to let this generation go far like the previous generation.”
It should be noted that the draws for the U-17 AFCON in Morocco will come up on Wednesday, February 24 in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
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